Three square tiers, draped in pale-pink fondant, are embellished with a sparkling array of trims and ribbons. This is an easy, inexpensive way to turn a plain cake into a gilded confection.
Here, trims of varying widths and designs are combined. The widest ribbon and heaviest cord are reserved for the bottom layer to give the cake a regal finish. The topper is made of three nesting boxes, each edged in gold ribbon, tied up like a parcel from an elegant boutique.
The dazzling cake board is a simple creation. It is made from 1-inch-thick plywood painted pink and trimmed with ribbon. The legs are fashioned out of pink and gold beads, which were threaded onto a nail and hammered in place.