Handily illustrate a time-honored tradition by serving a bouquet-catching cake at bridal showers or bachelorette parties. Make the bouquet by attaching royal icing blooms to a foam ball; use our patterns to form gum paste hands and arms.
Also: Using royal icing, make 45 tip 104 roses with tip 12 bases. Pipe first 3 petals in Golden Yellow and next two rows in white. Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry. Glue legs to bottom of 14 in. plate; let dry.
Ice 2-layer 8 in. and 1-layer 12 in. cakes smooth and prepare for
Center Column and
Stacked Construction. Assemble column using one 6 1/2 and one 7 3/4 in. column and position cakes on plate. Pipe tip 6 bead bottom border on 12 in. cake. Print tip 3 message. Wrap each wire with florist tape to add dimension, then tape wires together. Cut a hole in side of craft foam ball to accommodate wires; cut a second hole in bottom of ball to fit column. Position ball over column, attaching with royal icing. Ice ball with royal icing and attach roses; add tip 366 moss green leaves in royal icing and let dry. Insert wires in craft foam ball. Tie ribbon bow around wires.
At reception: Pipe a tip 2A line of buttercream icing behind lower part of arms where they will rest against 8 in. cake; attach to cake.
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It takes a lot of time to get this together, but totally worth it in the end.
Use different colors for the nail polish for variety, or different shades of the same color for a nice similarity that is very classy.
I broke three hands during the process, so make extra!!