How do I make it look like a lace pattern?
Do you want it to look like actual lace laid on top of the cake? If that is the case, you might want to check out sugar veil. I know that Global Sugar Art sells it and I think there might be some youtube vids on it. HTH
you can cut out a variety of small and medium flowers in fondant and lay them out on the base fondant. Use royal icing with a very fine tip to build up design and add connecting stitches to each of the flowers.
Sugar veil yep yep IT is awesome stuff. Cant wait to try it.