The cake was made for a lovely young woman graduating from high school. That brings back memories... All the details are sculpted from sugar (hat, diploma, stars, etc.). Starburst: I don't normally insert wire into my cakes, but since the wire never came in contact with the cake I made an exception. The wires were inserted into a straw that was plugged with fondant. I had fun making this cake. Congratulations and best of luck!