Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Fondant, gumpaste, metallic luster dusts in claret, silver, and Aztec gold. The topper is separate feather pieces. What are you most proud of? That my bottom layer didn't collapse. Thank you, Richard. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Draw out your plans to scale it is very important when doing this design that your measurements are correct.