Three days in advance, make fondant tufts.
Tint fondant following color formulas above. Use 20 in. fondant roller to roll out colors, separately, less than 1/16 in. thick.
Use straight side of blossom cut-out “E” to cut two shapes for each tuft in each color. You will need 144 red tufts, 132 dark orange, 72 light orange, 160 dark yellow, 40 light yellow, 64 dark green and 75 light green.
On cornstarch-dusted medium shaping foam, use large ball tool to soften edges of each fondant shape. Use damp brush to attach two shapes together, staggering petal edges. Fold shapes in half and then in a “z”-shaped accordion pleat. Pinch bottom of fondant to make each tuft. Place tufts on cake boards, then place in plastic bags. Set aside until ready to attach to cake.