I bought a new button mould from Squires Kitchen and have been desperate to use it! Fortunately I didn't have to wait long as it was someone at works birthday (not that she wanted to admit it). I liked the colours that much on the hen-do cake I made (Cath Kidston style) that I decided to use them again. The buttons are made using petal paste and dusted with edible lustre. The 'threads' were piped with royal icing.
This was a simple cake to make and I really love the buttons. I have seen some designs on the internet where ivory buttons have decorated a wedding cake iced in ivory. It is a really nice design with a vintage feel to it.