My first tiered and pillared cake. This was my Wilton course 3 Finale Cake...and it took well over 10 hours for all those gumpaste roses! (I did get faster at making them). Since I had 40 roses, and it was soon my 40th birthday, I removed the roses and froze the cake until party day. Then (this is embarrasing), I was trying to re-assemble it when the party was supposed to start, so 2 friends stepped in and helped me finish up...therefore I have to share the credit for the finished result that you see.