I recently made a cake for a lovely couple who had the most unusual (yet still elegant) hand made topper I'd seen. She was kind enough (and trusting) to give me creative freedom so naturally, I was instantly inspired by the topper. Twisted "silver & gold" wires with figures sculpted from cloth & wire, and some enamel flowers that resembled stained glass. I designed the cake around the topper, and chose to create whimsical flowers using a technique I developed that creates a "stained glass" surface on the sugar flowers and leaves. I also wanted to mimic the twisted wire somewhere on the cake, so I made some curled pieces of fondant and finished them with edible gold & silver.