This is a 5 tier cake, each layer is a different flavour of cake. The topper was a family heirloom of the brides. I wish I could make butterflies, but that isn't a skill of mine yet, so I bought these butterflies and I think they are made with feather. If you look really close along the beading at the bottom of each tier of cake, you can see that there are two purple beads in between each big cream one. If you click ont eh first picture and see it bigger you can see. The cake is covered in buttercream that I iced smooth. I wasn't able to get as good of pictures of this cake as I wanted. The tent it was inside was hot and yellow, so all my pictures have lots of yellow in them.