I am not ashamed to say that I copied this straight from the cake master herself, Sugarshak! Of course it's lacking Sharon's flawless execution. This is all buttercream with edible pearls in the diamond impression. This was my first wedding cake. The bride loved it but of course she is a friend and only paid $250 for it and the grooms cake, so she is kind of obligated! LOL! I have so much to learn still. I am forever indebted to Sugarshak for creating such an imformative DVD on buttercream! TFL!