This topsy-turvy cake is covered in fondant. The tie-dye design on the bottom tier is hand-painted on with a thinned mixture of royal icing and food coloring, and then the tier is sprinkled with crushed edible glitter. The top tier has peace-sign fondant cut-outs that were also pressed in edible glitter before application. The belts at the bottom of each tier are strips of fondant with hand-formed studs attached and painted with a mixture of vanilla extract and silver dust. The gum-paste belt buckles were also painted in the silver mixture once they dried firm, and non-edible rhinestones were attached to them at the request of the client (and with client acknowledgment that buckles cannot be eaten). Client had the topper flown in from a company in Europe, and the cake colors were made to match it.