The monogram from the invitations is repeated on the blue-fondant-covered cake; it was piped in royal icing and painted with gold-luster dust. Oval rococo frames of foil-covered paper are attached to the tiers with royal icing, as are the ribbon bows. Metallic laces trim the tiers.
This terraced garden with scalloped tiers is in full bloom with spring's first flowers: hyacinths, tulips, daffodils, and muscari. The tiny blue muscari blossoms are piped in royal icing; all the other flowers and leaves are rendered in gum paste. We had a board custom-cut to the same scalloped oval shape as the cake; you could use an oval or rectangular board as well.