Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Nutcracker is made of gumpaste. The cake is a chocolate marble rum cake with chocolate buttercream, Nutella filling and covered in fondant. What are you most proud of? The hand painting. I am not particularly good at it. And just finishing him- it was my first figurine. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be patient and give things plenty of time to dry.