I made my first fancy cake for a 50th birthday. It was inspired by one of Colette Peter's cakes. Of course, hers was much better. The roses are gumpaste. The swags and outlines are royal icing. The rest is fondant. I used some pearl dust and gold dust for the jewelry look. Oh, I also made a gold 50 out of gumpaste to stick in the top but the cake wouldn't fit in the box with it on it so no pic.