Here are the flower paste roses drying on tissue paper in an egg box, I suspect this is not how the profesionals do it. They look a bit bright at this stage but they do fade slightly as they dry to give a more subtle colour. I mixed two varying shades of both the pink and the yellow to give a more authentic rose look - the inner petals are a slightly darker shade than the outer petals. Ingenious.
This is the finished article, a Victoria Sponge covered in marzipan and roll-out icing. It was honestly one of the hottest days of the year so working with the roll-out icing was a nightmare. And yes, I am making excuses for the dint in the icing!
Yum yum, love you Mum.