Floral Tones Cake
In advance, make the following wild roses using royal icing and flower nail: 476 small roses using tip 102 with tip 1 dot centers; 100 large roses using tip 104 with tip 1 dot centers. Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry.
Glue plate legs on bottom of 16 in. plate.
Using buttercream icing, ice 2-layer 8, 10, 12 and 14 in. tiers smooth with spatula. Using Cake Corer Tube, prepare 10, 12, and 14 in. tiers for center column construction.
Cover sides of 10 and 14 in. tiers with flowers. On 12 in. tier, position flowers around top and bottom borders; divide side in half and position another row around center.
Decorate 8 in. tier on a foil-covered board. Position flowers on top border and around center of cake. Position the bottom border of flowers at reception.
At reception: Position 16 in. plate onto base bolt. Add 6 1/2 in. columns and tighten. Continue adding tiers with columns.
Add top plate, secure column with top cap nut. Position 8 in. tier and add flowers around bottom border.
Attach flowers to center column with dots of icing. Position ornament.**
*The top tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number of servings given does not include the top tier.
**Note: Always place a separator plate on the cake before you position any figurine or ornament. This protects both the cake and your keepsake. For extra stability, secure your ornament to the plate with tacky craft tape.
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