We now have a teenager at our house. I'm excited about how the cake turned out. It was quick and easy. It does have an abundance of icing. Had we not had some leftover icing from Easter I would have used yellow....in honor of the Queen's outfit & hat, but since purple is a "royal" color and one of the dd's favorite colors it worked out splendidly.
Here's how I iced it: rose-cake-tutorial.html