Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Fondant, sugar pearls, royal icing, luster dust, petal dust, leaf veiner, broach mold. What are you most proud of? The Birdcage was my first attempt...pretty happy with it...on the next go I will probably make the cage lines thinner. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Draw a rough draft first with the coloring you want to use. It's very easy for me to get a little lost if there are a lot of elements to my design without a sketch handy...... I'm kind of a 'fly by the seat of my pants kinda girl' but if I have my sketch close by I'm usually pretty true to the original drawing.