I pretty much only get to decorate cakes for my children's birthdays. Hopefully I'll get to take some Wilton classes one of these days so I can improve. The spires on the castle are made of inverted waffle ice cream cones on top of upright traditional cones. The flags are just card stock attached to toothpicks. I made this one before finding all the great advice on CC. Now I want to try a post CC castle cake!