This was for a very deserving mother of 8. I have to give my hubs a shout out though because he helped me add the damask. Imagine holding a flimsy stencil in line and in place, smearing icing on it and scraping it off (evenly) all on your own. With that, you can't press too hard on it or you'll dent the cake. That's even tough with 2 people. It really is worth the effort. I just love how it turns out. The pearlization hides the fading in the flower but I can't help myself but to pearlize. I love this cake.