A translucent gold polka-dotted ribbon over an orange ribbon wrapped the bottom of each tier. I was going to do gold-dusted pearls, but just went with white pearls...the gold looked like too much. The toppers were hard to fit, but I managed, and even stuck in the orange silk flowers the bride wanted also. Not my favorite design, but I think I made it work. Chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling. Buttercream icing.