This cake is decorated with buttercream icing and royal icing drop flowers. The lady who ordered it showed me a similar cake her daughter adored in a 1970's Wilton catalog. I modified it by making all of the tiers round and changing the tufts of tulle on the columns. I also made the topper because the birthday girl wanted a 16 on the top of the cake. The birthday girl was alated and her party guests ohhed and awwed and said I want a cake like that for my birthday. I was proud!