Featuring Wilton gold sequins on top and buttercream ruffles on the bottom (Shannon Bond Craftsy course). I also followed a Nicholas Lodge "Ultimate Rose" course on Craftsy which I highly recommend. Very simple and fast method but he gives so many tips to amp up the final product. I couldn't be happier with my roses. The stephanotis are as per the Wilton course I took 3 years ago, so fast. The violets were a major pain in the butt as I didn't have the cutter so ended up cutting down a plunger I had and pairing that with a round cutter. Not exactly on the same level as my other flowers but oh well. They added a touch of color and since violets and yellow roses are the "official flowers" of the 50th anniversary, I felt I needed to add them.
Biggest challenge came with wiring all those flowers together. Of course I had two flowers with "easy to break" tips which caused a lot of cursing. If anyone can recommend a good online course for sugar flower arranging, I would appreciate the insight!
Oh and the "50" was done with cake lace as I wanted something nice and thin.