GREAT WORK BK! Glad to hear it went well and the recipient was pleased! I’m sure this will have just piqued your interest and now you will be off and running - doing lots more fun and delightful cakes with Gum Paste/Fondant decorations! Start saving up for your airbrush - if you get into it bigtime you will really want one! If you’d like to see some of my work it may be viewed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/44733706@N02/ PS: n.ext time do a thin crumb coat of the buttercream, let it set (refrigerate if necessary) and then put on a second layer to finish it! If the cake is a bit dry, a coating of warmed, melted jelly or seived jam, brushed on a cake also helps keep the crumbling to a minimum.