The base is covered in sanding sugar and then embossed with snowflakes. The bottom tier has brush embroidery snowflakes. The second tier is covered in sanding sugar and has fondant snowflakes on top of the sugar. The top tier is a candle representation. I used a battery operated candle for safely. I used RI for the candle drippings. The flowers are Christmas roses made of gumpaste (in nature they bloom in the winter).