Ice 2-layer round and petal cakes smooth (for petal cake, bake two 1 1/2 in. layers to create a 3 in. high cake). Prepare cakes for
stacked construction. Pipe tip 18 shell bottom borders. Position ornament.** On round cake, attach flowers and leaves around ornament and cascading down sides with buttercream. On petal cake, attach flowers and leaves in garland formation, 1 1/4 in. deep. Attach ribbon to cake base with double-stick tape.
* The top tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number of servings given does not include the top tier.
** Always place a separator plate, or cake board cut to fit, on the cake where you position any figurine or ornament. This protects both the cake and your keepsake. For extra stability, secure your figurine to the plate with double-stick craft tape.