I made these as a bit of an experiment. I wanted to try piping my rose-flavoured buttercream in the shape of a rose on top of each cake. It worked ok. I think that they do look a bit like a peonies with their tightly compacted petals. I put crystallised violet petals on top of each cake to add to the flower theme. They have a lovely delicate flavour which reminds me a bit of those parma violet sweets I used to have as a kid!