Just made one a couple months ago(in my gallery)- I don't have an airbrush either. I made the lid with a light grey 50/50 fondant gumpaste mix. I used Wilton's silver spray that I got at a craft store. made the lid with a 6" circle. I...
I make bread all the time. The best thing I ever did was buy some instant yeast. Here is my go to recipe. It's super easy & I've never had it fail
For my banner is used two of the tallest straws I could find, cotton bakers twine and fondant mixed with tylose rolled very thin. I cut a small slash in top of straws, tied a knot at each end of the twine and strung banner HOpe this helps