This cake looks way more complicated than it is. You just use a large star cake decorating tip and do swirls, starting in the center and working out. You put one here, here and there...wherever. Then you can fill in the gaps between them with little squirts of frosting. That part didn't turn out so well for me but I do like the roses.
I only did the top because the cake was too short and on a curved plate so it was nearly impossible to do the side.
But the real surprise was when you cut in to it. Hence my name, patriotic cake. It has been a few years since I've decorated a cake and it was a lot of fun! Turned out better than the last cake I made too.
Here's my past attempts at cake decorating:
This one was very small, it was for Isaac's first birthday.
This was actually the last one I did. The yellow and green were literally melting and I have no idea why...the other colors were fine. It was so ugly!
Ths was to celebrate Maria getting accepted into an art program for school.
Some turned out better than others but they were all fun to make. I do enjoy decorating cakes, no matter my lack of skill....I just don't like eating them so much.