Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Squires Kitchen Florist Paste, dusts and wires. What are you most proud of? I love the colouring and the hand-painted veins What advice would you give someone starting this project? Get one of Alan's books - Poinsettia is featured in his Christmas book. Build up the colouring slowly and have a very, very, very fine brush for the vein work.