This was the first time we did the basket weave. If I do say so myself, I was quite impressed with what I was able to do, first try. All the flowers and even the little blue birds are hand made out of royal icing. There are roses, pansies, appleblossoms, violets, daisies and primroses. The chocolate is Italian buttercream with Bernard Callebaut chocolate melted into it. This cake convinced me what I wanted to pursue my hobby a little further than "just for fun."