Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Homemade hazelnut/vanilla cake, modern buttercream icing (mocha flavored) to cover the cake, classic buttercream (Wilton recipe) for piping flowers and lines, gum paste and edible paint for the hearts, and candy blue pearls. What are you most proud of? The smoothness of the icing. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure you have the right icing consistency before piping on your cake!