Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake 4 boxed cakes, 3 cans of Gum paste 1 box of rice crispy treats, Butter cream icing and Canoli filling. What are you most proud of? I was able to work with gum paste and turn it into wood using cocoa powder and vodka. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time and practice with the gum paste. Once you get it down to where you feel comfortable, you'll find you use it on everything!! It's great for making flowers too!