Step 1: Using a rose tip and a parchment cone, pipe buds of royal icing onto a greased toothpick. Add three overlapping petals, and then five in the opposite direction to create miniature sugar roses.
Step 2: Stick the toothpick in Styrofoam and allow the roses to dry.
Step 3: Roll fondant in powdered sugar.
Step 4: Use graduated circle cutters to cut a fondant ring.
Step 5: Brush iced cupcake with a circle of sugar glue.
Step 6: Place fondant ring on top of cupcake.
Step 7: Combine gold luster dust and vodka.
Step 8: Carefully paint the fondant ring with the luster dust mixture.
Step 9: Pipe leaves on the inside of the fondant ring.
Step 10: Delicately place roses on top of leaves.
Step 11: Enjoy!
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