A wonderful moist honey cake topped with a giant sugar rose, waiting to be pollinated! Just as beautiful would be to top the cake with fresh roses. Make both the sugar rose and coloured sugar in advance, even weeks ahead, if you like.
For the Cake
280gunsalted butter, diced, plus more for the tins
Preheat the oven to 170°C/fan 160°C/340°F/gas mark 3½. Lightly butter two 15cm deep, round cake tins and line the bases with baking parchment. Wrap the outside of the tins with a collar of brown paper (or even newspaper) and