This is the cake I entered for the NC State Fair in the non-professional wedding cake competition. This was my first competition. I had not planned on the pink being so pink but I think it all came together. The piping and stenciling was done in royal icing and were painted over in pearl, gold, and pink luster dust. The entire cake was painted in a shear pearl paint. the swags and beading were done in fondant/gumpaste mix and painted in pearl luster dust. The roses were also made of fondant/gumpaste mix and painted. I would have done more roses at the top but there was a 20" height limit and I was cutting it close! After all the time I put in it, I'm very happy with it. TFL! 10/16: I came in 3rd place in my division! Thanks for all your supportive comments!!