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Cake serves 12.
Bake and cool 2-layer heart-shaped cake. Stack cake layers on foil-wrapped cake board using buttercream icing as filling.
Spatula ice smooth with buttercream icing. Tint a portion of fondant light rose. Roll out light rose fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut two 1 x 15 in. long strips.
Position strips flat around top border of cake; trim to fit heart shape.
Tint portion of fondant dark rose. Make 19 ruffled ribbon roses; attach flowers to top edge of cake with damp brush.
Tint small portion of fondant light green; roll out 1/8 in. thick; cut 20 leaves using smallest Cut-Out.
If desired, place leaves on thin foam and score vein lines with veining tool. Attach with damp brush.
Roll out remaining light rose fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut 1/4 in. wide strips; position on cake top to form message.
Roll 1/2 in. balls of white fondant and attach to bottom border with buttercream.
A timeless and versatile technique, the ribbon rose can elevate the look of any cake or treat. Ribbon roses can be made in many sizes for variation. They can be used as simple cake decorations and also to dress up cupcakes.