Wilton Level 1 (Cake #3). This was my finale cake for my first Wilton course. When I came up with the idea of making a mound of roses, I had no idea how many roses that would require or how long it would take! As I rushed to get my roses done, I discovered that the "imperfect" roses looked almost as good as the ones that I painstakingly labored over! While there are flaws with this cake, I think the overall effect is still pretty good. I put it in the freezer and told my husband he could pull it out for my birthday! (By the way, I used half of the Wilton sportsball for the base of my mound).