I entered this in a cake competition. I was inspired by all of the bright, beautiful colors found in Mexican pottery. I couldn't figure out what do do for the bottom tier and then I found this awesome pattern in the Wilton 2013 Yearbook. I cut circles out of fondant and folded them into triangles. The second tier from the bottom is like a pattern found on an embroidered Mexican dress. That layer is royal icing with a fondant gerbera daisy. The next tier is made of modeling chocolate ruffles which remind me of the dresses during Cinco de Mayo. The top tier has hand painted pottery dishes that were made of gum paste and painted with gel paste colors.