I have a request to make the pillars look like tree trunks, then have the tier atop them have the rest of the trees drawn on them. Oak trees, to be exact. Or ... maybe they would go for the tier to be the rest of the tree ... any suggestions?
Have any of you seen pillars covered in fondant in this way?
I think that would look really cool! You could even roll a ribbed rolling pin over them to give them a woody "trunk" look to them. I've never seen it done before, but a friend of mine once dipped her pillars in dark chocolate when she needed them for a chocolate wedding cake. Yum!
The first pic is an amazing cake that looks like birch bark...I love it! This would be great it the cake is meant to be tree-themed? (VERY sorry, not sure of the cake designer or bakery. My computer crashed last year and I only have the pics with none of my titles, info, etc.)
Another thing you could do is to use a tree stump as your actual wedding cake plateau. I copied this from Martha Stewart's bird cake in her magazine a few years ago. (Ignore the weirdo pink gopher topper here! haha I can't even explain.)
Thanks for the beautiful pics. None of them are what my customer is looking for; but those cakes are all beautiful!
You did the one in the middle?
Yes, I did the middle cake for a same-sex wedding last summer.