I have to say that the hardest part of making this Sweet 16 Masquerade theme cake was the delivery. The cake itself was tall and heavy. I handmade the masks and I was totally terrified of the masks breaking in transit that I decided to assemble the cake at the venue.
Here is the cake at delivery time.
The masquerade masks were made with gumpaste because they really needed stability, I made them using a template I found online. Masquerade masks and cake details were painted with gold luster dust.
and just bragging here.... with my beautiful assistant at delivery time.