Bride had a photo for inspiration that we modeled this after. She wanted a vibrant red cake with white and gold accents, like her wedding colors. The cake is red buttercream, and the piping is white royal icing--as I needed it to dry firm as to not allow the red buttercream to bleed onto it. The lotus lily flowers are a mixture of fondant and gum paste, and we gently dusted with gold petal dust in the center prior to piping in the white royal icing stamens. The rocks were also made from the fondant/gum paste mixture.