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In advance: Make gum paste
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.
Roses make the perfect gift, especially icing roses on top of a cake. With these easy steps and some practice, you’ll be piping roses that look like they’ve just been picked from a garden!
Make a simple, versatile leaf to add realistic details to flowers. Leaf tips can also be used to make simple flowers, such as sunflowers.
The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts
and figure piping.
Add that special touch to your cake with your special someone's name.