To create a pièce de résistance worthy of the guest of honor, use a large fluted decorating trip to transform a frosted cake into a blushing bouquet. Pipe a series of equally proportioned rosettes around the base, and continue adding rows, overlapping each one slightly, until the sides and top are completely covered in petal-soft whorls of buttercream.
Text Melissa Lester
Photography Marcy Black Simpson
Styling Melissa Sturdivant Smith
Recipe Development and Food Rebecca Treadwell Spradling
For the full tea menu, see “Taking Tea with Mother” in the May/June 2019 issue, available on newsstands and at Victoriamag.com.