I was playing around with gluten-free cake and made this pretty tropical flower cake. The cake is vanilla chai green tea flavored cake with cream cheese icing. I wanted texture in the icing so did a rough almost plaster-like effect. The flowers were made out of gum paste and then dusted and painted with petal dusts I got from the cake shop. These were my first flowers and I just taught myself to make them through trial and error and looking at tons of photos of the real flowers. It was very fun. :) I will be making more soon, I think, so I hope to be able to get some photos or videos (my wonderful husband got me a video camera for Christmas) to make some Instructables!