I made this cake for a friend as a wedding gift. This cake turned out better than I had expected. The bride's only request was that it had purple in it everything thing else was up to me. My original plan was to make a white fondant cake with purple flowers. After hours of baking I nixed the fondant idea and decided to stick with buttercream (plus it tastes better).
I used 12 in, 9 in, and 6 in cake rounds. Each tier has two layers of cake. Bottom tier is white cake with tundraberry jam filling, Middle is chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling, and top is a strawberry flavored cake with vanilla buttercream filling.
After frosting each tier with a layer of buttercream I piped simple roses using Wilton's 2D tip.
Making the buttercream roses is a very easy process. You just start from the inside working out and spiral around in a circle. The 2D tip is what makes this look beautiful. There are numerous You Tube videos on how to do this... here is one: Rose Swirl 2D tip
After making all the rose swirls I felt like the cake needed something more. So I made these cute white ruffle flowers.
For the leaves I just cut out leaf shapes and used my fondant ball tip tool and rolled it around the edges. The centers of the flowers are edible silver dragees glued with a little corn syrup.
Isn't it gorgeous!
The bride gave me a lot of flexibility on this one. I am glad it turned out well.