This is a Hat Box birthday cake for my niece. Buttercream icing used as a filling. Fondant in Ivory and white used to cover the cake. The flowers are made from gumpaste. They are edible, but it is much nicer to save them. When they are dry, they'll shatter like fine porcelain if dropped, and I will cry out in despair. LOL Non-toxic coloured powders are used to colour the flowers and I used piping gel to simulate the raindrops on the petals and leaves.