Handily illustrate a time-honored tradition by serving a bouquet-catching cake at bridal showers or bachelorette parties. Make the bouquet by attaching royal icing blooms to a foam ball; use our patterns to form gum paste hands and arms.
Also: Using royal icing, make 45 tip 104 roses with tip 12 bases. Pipe first 3 petals in Golden Yellow and next two rows in white. Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry. Glue legs to bottom of 14 in. plate; let dry.
Ice 2-layer 8 in. and 1-layer 12 in. cakes smooth and prepare for
Center Column and
Stacked Construction. Assemble column using one 6 1/2 and one 7 3/4 in. column and position cakes on plate. Pipe tip 6 bead bottom border on 12 in. cake. Print tip 3 message. Wrap each wire with florist tape to add dimension, then tape wires together. Cut a hole in side of craft foam ball to accommodate wires; cut a second hole in bottom of ball to fit column. Position ball over column, attaching with royal icing. Ice ball with royal icing and attach roses; add tip 366 moss green leaves in royal icing and let dry. Insert wires in craft foam ball. Tie ribbon bow around wires.
At reception: Pipe a tip 2A line of buttercream icing behind lower part of arms where they will rest against 8 in. cake; attach to cake.