Joe and I were not even sure we wanted a cake - it just was not one of our priorities. Then I saw this cake in the background of a wedding show and fell in love with it - it is simple yet classy and different - all the things I wanted. I paused the show and took a picture of the TV screen, which is why the pic quality is so bad. We are going to do three tiers with only the top tier being real and the other two being faux styrofoam tiers (since our reception cite is proving a desert buffet). All three tiers will be cover in the same brown fondant and gold gumpaste ribbons so you will not even be able to tell.