Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake I cut my own template for the ruffle shape out of cardboard. I used a flower cutter and viener for my white chocolate peony. Chocolate sponge cake was rolled and then set vertically to create a interesting inside when cut. Cream cheese icing was the filler. What are you most proud of? That the ruffles were somewhat straight and the graduated color worked well. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Start with a deeper, richer color.