Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Homemade fondant, gumpaste roses made using Nicolas Lodge's gumpaste recipe. What are you most proud of? How real looking the flowers turned out. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Ask about all of the elements of the decor for design inspiration. Think outside the box and deconstruct design elements to their basic form. Then reassemble them in a way that will work for your own design. You don't HAVE to use every element in your design - just the key parts that invoke the original inspiration. Your goal is to make it beautiful - not necessarily identical.