In advance, use Ready-To-Use Fondant to make the following flowers: 60 small blossoms; 25 medium flowers; 6 large flowers. Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry as directed.
cover 2-layer cakes with fondant - seven 6 in. cakes and one each 8 and 12 in. cakes. Dowel rod 12 in. and 6 in. cakes where plates will rest. Decorate 8 and 12 in. cakes: Randomly pipe tip 1s sotas; attach medium flowers with icing. Add tip 363 shell bottom borders.
Position six 6 in. cakes around a center 6 in. cake. Pipe tip 1s sotas on tops and descending over sides of outer cakes. Position 12 in. cake on top. Attach remaining flowers with tip 2; add tip 2 dot centers to small blossoms. Roll 1/2 in. diameter fondant rope to frame bottom edges of 6 in. cakes. Brush bottom edge of cake lightly with water and attach rope. Pipe tip 1s sotas on rope. Position ornament.
Fondant ropes are an easy way to add dimension and color to a project. The twisted texture of the rope is outstanding for a cake border, garlands or shaped into candies like candy canes and lollipops. Can be used with the natural twisting look or smoothed out; it can have a tailored look or be fun and casual.