Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Chocolate cake with raspberry filling. Bottom was 12" and top two layers were 8". Basketweave was made with buttercream chocolate frosting. Flowers and leaves were made with royal icing and hand painted with food coloring. What are you most proud of? That it even resembled the picture of the cake in the book! What advice would you give someone starting this project? The instructions said to use food coloring to paint the flowers. Today, there are many ways to paint flowers and I would recommend searching some 'how to' videos and instruction on how to do it.