Natural Beauty Cake
In advance, make royal icing apple blossoms with sugar pearls centers: 4 tip 126, 6 tip 104, and 6 tip 102. Make extras to allow for breakage and let all dry.
Prepare 2 layer cakes for rolled fondant and stacked construction. Tint 16 oz. fondant violet and rose. Cover cakes with white fondant. Roll violet/rose fondant 1/8 in. thick and cut into 1 1/4 in. wide bands-26 in. long for 8 in. cake, 39 in. long for 12 in. cake, 52 in. long for 16 in. cake. Attach to bottom borders of cakes with damp brush. Mark 1/2 in. intervals on bands tops and bottoms and pipe tip 3 lattice. Attach sugar pearls with dots of icing.
Attach icing flowers to cake using dots of icing.
At reception: arrange flowers in center of Roman columns. Position cake.
*The top tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number of servings given does not include the top tier.
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