Whether you are using silk, fresh, or gumpaste flowers... the right flowers can make a simple cake beautiful and elegant. This cake was designed for a lady air force officer. I never spoke directly with her. All correspondence was done through email... not the first time. This cake design was very simple... four tiers with simple scrollwork. The flowers were placed on the cake by the florist, and as she worked, I could see this cake turn into a beautiful masterpiece. I also think that purple flowers are beautiful on a wedding cake... very dramatic. The decorations at this reception were perfect... all done by the mother of the groom.