Make top of topper also at least 1 week in advance. Use tape to cover one hole on 2 1/2 in. globe. Use fondant roller to roll out 7 oz. white fondant 1/4 in. thick. Use fondant trimmer to cut a strip 8 in. long x 2 1/2 in. wide. Use brush and piping gel to attach strip around 2 1/2 in. globe. Slide 2 1/2 in. globe over 2 in. pillar, above 2 in. globe.
To make additional flower formers needed for fondant tufted shapes, cut approximately 216 aluminum foil squares, each 6 in., and shape around small flower forming cups.
Knead 3 tablespoons Gum-Tex into 106 oz. white fondant. Store fondant in zip-close plastic bag until needed. Remove 16 oz. fondant for topper. Use 20 in. fondant roller with blue guide rings to roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Use pearl food color spray to spray fondant. Let set, about 5 minutes.
Use knife to cut out 72 squares, each 2 in. Use damp brush to brush center. Pinch fondant square in center to form tufted shape. Place in small flower forming cups, about 1 hour.
Use brush and gum glue adhesive to attach tufted shapes to top piece of topper, covering completely. Set aside to dry.