Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Buttercream and fondant What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just start early enough to give yourself plenty of time. The lace appliques can be started several days ahead, but be sure to keep them inside plastic bags or between acetate sheets so they will stay pliable when you are ready to apply them to your cake. It's scary at first, but after you practice a few times, you can get it! Try the silicone make your own molds - it's fun to have a collection of your own designs!!