pds, the fondant is already made and ready to roll, not a mix. To get the pink, I just added a little food coloring. As for the laughing, I thought that the rose looked a little dorky because it's HUGE. I was trying to go for petite and dainty, like at the bakery.
I will just keep trying.
I am in the Portland area as well. How long has it been since you've been in this area? If it's been a while, you need to definitely go check out a new grocery store called New Seasons. It's my favorite place to shop. It's like a Whole Foods, but locally owned. Here's a link http://www.newseasonsmarket.com/
, I prefer the Concordia location because I think it might be the biggest one. If you like Asian food, pm me and I'll send you a couple suggestions of places to eat!