This is a cake for my dear college friend of 32 years, for her 50th birthday. It had to be theatre related, go with the black, gold and red decorations, as well as incorporate her favorite color purple, and polka dots. She also likes irises. I ended up ordering a custom styrofoam dummy for the theatre room, and it worked great! The top and bottom two tiers are cake, iced in buttercream. Gumpaste roses and irises, gold cake lace, and watercolor buttercream were used to decorate the tiers. I used edible images of irises (her favorite flower) as the paintings in the room. I also added lights, since it was dark in there. She loved it! I had to transport it in three sections, but luckily everything came together perfectly!