Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Orange and poppy seed cake filled with cream cheese and orange Italian buttercream, and covered with a layer fondant. Gumpaste for the flowers and leaves Crushed chocolate biscuits for the 'dirt' What are you most proud of? The aged appearance of the pot plant....and some of the blooms What advice would you give someone starting this project? Hydrangas are one of the easiest flowers to make and I would say have a go at it. Simple but effective!