Ice 1-layer (3 in. high) cakes smooth in buttercream and prepare for
stacked construction. Using Cake Dividing Set, divide 10 and 12 in. cakes into 12ths. Pipe tip 3 double drop strings, the longest 1 1/4 in. deep, between division marks. On 8 in. cake, pipe tip 32
crown border, spacing shells 1 1/2 in. apart. Pipe tip 3 double drop strings 1 3/4 in. deep, between shell bottoms. Attach tip 225 drop flowers with dots of royal icing to each shell and at points of all drop strings. On all cakes, pipe a tip 32 line of icing at bottom border; attach flowers in both sizes; add tip 352 leaves in royal icing.