A great way to make your cake go from basic-looking to fancy and complicated is to include flowers made from the same frosting you use to ice your cake**. This Barbie themed birthday cake was a special request for Alice and David's daughter, Chaya.
I made the roses and leaves with buttercream frosting. You'll need 3 different tips to make a rose out of frosting:
|#12 tip to make base/center of rose|
|#103 tip makes the petals of the rose|
|#67 tip is the leaf tip|
For a detailed guide to the method for making roses, check out Wilton's step-by-step tutorial or video. It takes practice, but I promise it's easier than it looks!
**A side note: I include several links to Wilton's tutorials since I learned several techniques from Wilton classes and find their website helpful. However, some of their recipes call for meringue powder, which is made from eggs and not vegan. I simply omit this ingredient and my frosting still comes out great.