Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Buttercream, fondant and gumpaste What are you most proud of? I thought it turned out fantastic considering my experience level. The look on their face was priceless. What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you've got a time deadline, start way, way in advance. Again, I'm a novice so everything took what seemed like forever to make, but I had a blast in the meantime. I love pirates. I was even a 'dead' pirate last year for Halloween. Argh!