In advance: Using royal icing and flower nail, make 56 tip 103 roses with tip 10 bases. Make 95 tip 101 apple blossoms with tip 1 dot centers. Make extras to allow for breakage; let dry.
Ice smooth 2-layer round cake (3 in. high) and 2-layer petal cake (4 in. high); prepare for
stacked construction. Attach roses on top sides of both cakes.
Pipe tip 4 bead bottom borders; position apple blossoms over beads. Using tips 3 and 4, pipe dot bead garland, 1 1/2 in. deep, and cross on petal sections (use tip 4 for larger dots). Position base on cake; position girl topper.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.
This 5-petal springtime flower, most commonly seen in white or soft pink, is virtually the
same petal shape as the wild rose, but uses a smaller tip creating a petite flower. The
dot stamen are typically positioned like the holes in a 5-hole button. Dry them on flower
formers for a more natural look.