I was watching Ron Ben Isreal on Sugar Rush a few weeks ago and decided to challenge myself by making a dummy cake with his same design. Following my belief that I have to challenge myself (since I am a beginner) with difficult projects, I decided to give it a try. VERY labor intensive. I used Satin Ice chocolate fondant, made the appliques by rolling lace and fondant/gumpaste together through pasta machine, then outlining in royal icing. The ribbons were a nightmare - solid bands all around.