Well, here is my latest labor of love. (I make wedding cakes for friends and family and only ask to be reimbursed for materials cost.) It was interesting because the wedding was in Oklahoma City and I live in Fort Worth. I transported the filled, un-iced tiers, and all my frosting and equipment to a friends place on Thursday. Then spent ALL day Friday decorating. Saturday evening I delivered and assembled at the wedding site about 30 miles away.
The cake was chocolate with roasted almond chocolate buttercream filling. The icing was white chocolate buttercream and was decorated with white modeling chocolate, pearl sparkling sugar, edible pearls, and fresh flowers. The tiers 6", 9", 12", 16", 18", 24", and served more than 350.
The only disappointment was that there was no nice down-lighting to catch the sparkle of the sugar.