We understand the risk of purchasing item online. AAD is transparent in providing product information/description to help our customers in their purchasing decision. Below is a list of important factors that (we believe) you need to consider in finalizing this order. MATERIALS: AAD cake topper is made up of 3-layer cardstock. Cardstock is a paper stock that is thicker and more durable than normal writing or printing paper. It is thinner and more flexible than other forms of paperboard. Glittered cardstock is the accent cardstock in every AAD cake topper. This glittered cardstock securely holds the glitters as it is laminated which makes it food safe. Due to the quality of this glittered cardstock, we need to use a spray adhesive. The 3-layer cardstock provides thickness to hold the intricate design of the topper. The food-safe wood sticks can be adjusted with scissor depending on your cakes thickness. PROCESS: Each cardstock is run in die-cut machine for its intricate design. On the 3rd layer cardstock, wood sticks are fastened with glue. The 3rd layer with wood stick are set aside for drying time. Spray adhesive are applied in the other layers of cardstock. All the materials are carefully assembled in reference of the products final dimension. Please take note that each topper is uniquely made as it is manually assembled. Another more minutes are required for drying process. Once dried, Quality Personnel carefully checked the item and approved for packaging. PACKAGING: Each topper is packed with chipboard to ensure products excellent condition against shipping process. It is packed in a transparent plastic so customers will have a clear look on the item while its still sealed. The other side of the packaging is the products label with product description and tips on product handling/usage. If you have further questions regarding this product, feel free to send us message and our customer service department will be happy to assist you.