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Diva Cake

It's her celebration – let her be diva for a day! Imagine her surprise when she sees her cake surrounded by a fondant ribbon rose fanfare. Imagine your surprise when you see just how easy these roses are to make. Watch our online video.


Difficulty: Somewhat Easy


Step 1

Bake and cool 2-layer heart-shaped cake. Stack cake layers on foil-wrapped cake board using buttercream icing as filling.

Step 2

Spatula ice smooth with buttercream icing. Tint a portion of fondant light rose. Roll out light rose fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut two 1 x 15 in. long strips.

Step 3

Position strips flat around top border of cake; trim to fit heart shape.

Step 4

Tint portion of fondant dark rose. Make 19 ruffled ribbon roses; attach flowers to top edge of cake with damp brush.

Step 5

Tint small portion of fondant light green; roll out 1/8 in. thick; cut 20 leaves using smallest Cut-Out.

Step 6

If desired, place leaves on thin foam and score vein lines with veining tool. Attach with damp brush.

Step 7

Roll out remaining light rose fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut 1/4 in. wide strips; position on cake top to form message.

Step 8

Roll 1/2 in. balls of white fondant and attach to bottom border with buttercream.