So I learned how to make a rose out of icing today. It's both harder and easier than it looks. I wish I had a picture of the first one I tried to make. It looked like a cabbage. Now they just look more like carnations. That's all I really have to say about it.
P.S. The class I'm taking requires a specific design with only a small amount of flexibility so the nasty ugly rainbow one from earlier was not of my choosing. Even worse than that, however, was last week when they felt it needful to teach us how to make clowns...ugliest and scariest clown cake I've ever seen. Worse than you could probably imagine. The good thing is that the techniques we learn are applicable to other designs. So I guess there is that.