So I pulled the gorgeous metallic colours from the topper... copper, bright silver, bronze, and brushed silver, along with a small accent of bright brass. The base traditional design is simply the 4 tier round cake with a cascade wrapping around the cake as it descends the tiers. However, instead of a floral cascade, I ordered custom cutters in the shape of several different gears. Each
gear was cut out of gumpaste and dried. Then it was airbrushed on both sides to one of the 5
colours (most of these colours required multiple layers of colour to get it just right!)
Once all the gears were dried came the fun part! Assembly! I was excited about this cake right from inspiration, but I absolutely LOVE it now that it's done!