Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Fondant, flower paste, food colour, flower wire, florist tape. lace and cake What are you most proud of? The flowers. I had to search the internet to teach my self how to do the peony roses. and just made the gold berry from the picture provided. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Regardless of the type of flower you choose to cover the cake with you will need to start months in advance. This cake was large (300 people) and needed many flowers to cover it as well as back up flowers to cover any breakages.