Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Cake recipe for Chocolate, Chocolate Chip cake, vanilla buttercream, fondant, gumpaste, gel food colours, cake board, various cutters and techniques. What are you most proud of? That I was able to combine his two main passions in life as smoothly as I did. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Freeze your cake layers prior to staking them. It makes it much easier to carve out the shape of the cake. Wait until the cakes are thawed to cover them with fondant. Also, make the flames and the helmet a couple of days ahead so that they are perfectly dry prior to attaching them to the cake. I make an edible glue using gumpaste powder mix and piping gel. It dries as hard as cement.