In advance, make 20-25 pansies using gum paste and royal icing. Set in Flower Cups Forming Cups to dry. Make extras to allow for breakage.
Bake and cool 3-layer cake to equal 5 in. height. Ice cake smooth in buttercream icing,
Insert lollipop sticks into decorating bag fitted with tip 8 and filled with royal icing. Pull out at same time while squeezing bag. Set aside in craft block to dry. Attach flowers to sticks with gum glue adhesive. Set aside to dry
Using tip 5 and buttercream icing, pipe various height stems on cake sides. Attach flowers with dots of icing. Insert flowers on sticks in center of cake. Pipe tip 352 pull out leaves on stems. Pipe tip 352 pull out leaves at bottom border.
The vibrant pansy features petals in complementary colors and a distinctive loop center. They can be multi-colored or all one color. Add multi-tones using a striped bag or by painting in colors at the flower's center or at the petal edge with a fine brush dipped in a small amount of lemon extract tinted with icing color.