Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake All homemade items - cake, buttercream, & fondant - appropriate paint brushes, gel colors, & vodka. What are you most proud of? The happiness it gave my son - especially to share it with his dorm friends. What advice would you give someone starting this project? NOTE; Started with lighter colors to insure their visible use. Make sure each color layer is COMPLETELY DRY before adding the next layer to prevent "bleeding."