My daughter & I made this cake for her end-of-year chorus party. The kids really enjoyed seeing (and eating!) an edible version of themselves. Everything is made from fondant. The gold thing on the piano is a representation of the 2nd place trophy they won in a recent competition. The base of the cake was supposed to be white, but I ran out of fondant, so I swirled it with the black. It's too dark for my tastes, but the kids loved it anyway, and that's all that matters. This is my first time making fondant people. I have a lot to learn! (My 8 year old daughter made the kid's faces and I think she did a great job.) The singers are flat figures. The chorus director and pianist are 3-D.