Day 1: Bake all layers twice and let cool completely. Refrigerate overnight. Color fondant to desired shade(s).
Day 2: Level all layers. Crumb coat then frost bottom layers and let set
Cover in fondant and trim edges; trim cake boards if needed
Carefully, flip over bottoms. Frost and/or fill then place top layer on
Just as before, crumb coat, frost, set and cover with fondant. Make quilt design with a ruler
Add tassels and buttons to bottom tier; pipe trim
Stack tiers and anchor with dowel(s). Add embellishments to top tier and cover all tiers with edible pearls
Shape bow and let set overnight
Day 3: Carefully remove bow from form, cover middle with a strip of fondant and secure on cake...DONE!!!
I absolutely loved the end result and I hope you did too!!