This was a dummy cake covered in MMF. I did a horrible job smoothing the fondant around the bottom, just couldn't get it to work!!!!! So I covered as much of the mistakes with the ribbon. Snowflakes were piped on with royal icing and then painted with luster dust mixed with vodka. Those darn snowflakes were trouble too - I must have broken 20 of them to get the few I did on top. I won a blue ribbon for the category, but I really was disappointed with how it turned out.