Several days in advance, make royal icing drop flowers. Make 300 tip 131 flowers and 250 tip 224 flowers, both with tip 2 dot centers. Let dry.
Bake and prepare 8 and 12 x 2 in. cakes to be covered with fondant and for
Alternate 2-Plate Set-Up Construction.
Cover cakes with fondant and smooth with Easy-Glide Fondant Smoother. Position 8 in. cake on 10 in. plate and 12 in. cake on silver base. Divide 8 in. cake into 8ths and 12 in. cake into 12ths. Measure 1 1/2 in. down at center of each garland. Pipe tip 16 zigzag garland and attach flowers and pipe tip 352 green leaves. Pipe tip 18 shell bottom borders and attach flowers and pipe tip 352 green leaves.
At reception: Place 6 in. plate on 12 in. cake, add bowl and 10 in. plate, then cake. Position flowers around bowl. Use display cups to arrange flowers for top of 8 in. cake.
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.