Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Lemon, Fruit, Dark Chocolate Mud and Carrot cakes. Fondant, sugar (gum) paste for the leaves and grapes, powder colours and leaf chine. What are you most proud of? How much I have learnt and the large number of classes I have had the privilege of taking since. Well on my way to doing this full time in my own business now. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Allow plenty of time and don't forget to take weather conditions into account I had a few close calls with the heat and humidity in the Auckland, NZ weather it was February our hottest month.