Bake and cool 2-layer cakes (bake two 1 1/2 in. high layers for 3 in. high cakes). Prepare for
Stacked Construction. Ice smooth.
Attach drop flowers to cake sides with icing dots. Pipe tip 4 bead bottom borders. Prepare rose sprays. For top tier, gather 4 tip 101, 1 tip 103 and 2 tip 104 roses with 6 leaves; secure with florist tape. Gather 2 tip 124, 1 tip 103 and 2 tip 101 roses with 6 leaves; secure with florist tape. Tape 2 groups together and arrange in Flower Spike, securing with extra fondant if needed. Repeat for 2 additional sprays, increasing number of flowers and size for each tier.
At reception: Insert flower spikes. Cut drinking straws to 3 in.; insert cake pick into straws, then insert into cake top.
Drop flowers are a great way to add flowers quickly. Pipe drop flowers in buttercream directly on your cake, or pipe in royal in advance and place your flowers anywhere. Flowers will be sharper in definition when piped in royal.