This was fairly easy: Roses in burgandy and primrose yellow, and star drop flowers in the yellow. All were in my buttercream frosting, that is the shortening and sugar frosting. Mine is the only buttercream my dad will willingly eat. I don't do almond extract. I can't stand it. I use milk instead of water, add a small pinch of salt (these both cut down on the sweetness a little) and I use butter extract. Instead of the almond I use caramel, vanilla nut, peanut butter, coconut, raspberry, or other extracts depending on the cake and what I have. For anyone wanting to expand their extract library, I get mine from Watkins, at http://www.watkinsonline.com/ .
It felt really good to get in and play with frosting again. I came home with a little cake, just enough for Mark and the boys. Everyone at church loves my frosting (it's the extracts!) and so they ate a good deal of it. If anyone wants my take on standard decorator frosting, let me know and I will post it for you!