Cake requested was a marble cake with an artist theme. The gum paste paint tubes were made first and allowed to dry for 3 days. Strips of white gum paste were overlaid on the tubes for the stripe and the cap area. Caps were made for the tubes. The palette was made of fondant with chocolate powder kneaded in for edibility. The brush is entirely gum paste. I was delighted when the client thought I had purchased a paint brush & put it on top as a gift for her son. In 40 years of baking I had never made a marble cake before. I added liquid chocolate to make the flavor really rich and added extra vanilla to the white for a real contrast of flavors. While how it displays is important, for me the Taste is the priority.