In advance: Make tip 101 roses using royal icing. Make 72 white roses and 34 rose-colored roses, all with tip 4 bases. Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry.
Bake and cool two heart cakes. Trace center heart pattern on cake tops with toothpick. Ice cakes smooth in buttercream with white center hearts. Using script pattern, trace name on center heart; pipe name with tip 4. Create scroll shapes around center heart using tip 2 dots. Attach roses around center heart with buttercream. Pipe tip 6 bead bottom borders; attach roses over border with icing.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.
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Aunt Maggie from
I made these as a Valentine's Day cake for a couple. Making the hearts white and the roses deep red made the cakes very pretty. I made the roses out of gumpaste because I think they look much more real. I did the scroll work with deep read buttercream. The cakes were time consuming because of the many roses, but otherwise, very easy.