In advance: Use tip 102 and royal icing to make 45-50 wild roses for each basket. Add tip 2 dot centers. Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry on medium flower formers. Also: Make fondant rope handle. Add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 4 oz. white fondant. Roll fondant into two 1/4 x 12 in. long pieces. Lay pieces together side by side and press together to join at one end. Holding the joined end stationary, twist other end to form rope. Form a curved shape 3 x 3 1/4 in. wide and let dry on board dusted with cornstarch.
Bake and cool cakes. Trim off ribbon and bow from cakes. Cover bottom half of cake with tip 7 basketweave. Attach top of cake with icing. Lightly ice top half of cake. Attach handle to cake with icing. Attach flowers to cake with icing and add tip 352 leaves.
This technique turns any treat into beautiful baskets. Perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, bridal or any Spring and summertime theme. This technique creates a two-dimensional woven-look design. Use for baskets, fences, or to completely cover the side of a cake.