I actually took this cake to 2 competitions. I originally took it to the Great American Cake Show in Maryland back in October (The last photo). The cake got 2nd place, so I talked with the judges to find out what I could have done better. I took their suggestions and redid the skirt of the piece and added the tiara. I took it to the White Rose Cake Show in York PA in the beginning of November. This time I got 1st place.
I drew the ballerina on the cake with individual dots using white food gel. The first skirt was made out of cake lace. When I redid the skirt I used fondant with an accent of lace. I painted on the pattern to the skirt. The tiara is hand shaped isomalt and the roses are made from wafer paper.