The big finale for Wilton's Course 1 is the rose. Those things were obviously created by the person who thought the Scary Ass Clowns (TM) were a great idea. I don't believe that anyone can make these things look like the pictures in our book. Doesn't happen in real life.
They look easy enough to make. Mound of icing, pipe rows of petals- 3,5,7 for each. But I am apparently useless at these things. The good thing is that noone really notices how bad they are. Flashy red frosting for the roses, slap 'em on chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. I bucked the Wilton's system and made the chocolate frosting from the side of the Hershey's cocoa box instead of the approved course buttercream. I regret nothing.
Mmmmmmmm.............. chocolaty piped border:
There's always Course 2.