I wanted the inside of the cake to have a rainbow of colors, so I divided the cake batter into five small bowls and added food coloring. Then, I just dropped spoonfuls of the batter into the cake pan.
This is how it looked baked.
I found an image of a hibiscus flower online and printed it out. Then I used the pin prick method to make an outline of the flower on my fondant-covered cake.
I used glace icing to make the large flower.
(1 cup powdered sugar: 1 Tbsp. milk: 1 Tbsp. corn syrup...add milk a small amount at a time to the desired consistency.)
I used homemade marshmallow fondant to cover the cake and to make the small flowers attached to the side of the cake. I used a small flower-shaped fondant cutter to cut out all of the tiny flowers. I used glace icing to attach them to the cake.
A tiny dot of glace icing was piped into the center of each flower to finish the cake.