I was a little skeptical about thinking this would really make the shape come through with all the detail it has. I was happy to see that it actually does. It doesn;t matter what you are trying to make, the detail and shape really does show and makes whatever you are making look professional and very classy and expensive. It is no extra effort on your part,. Just fill up the area, like you would any cupcake and turn it upsidedown to show a beautiful flower. Just be careful to use a topping that won't cover the detail that is so beautiful. Maybe have some whip cream or frosting to dip on the side, so the pretty shape is seen.