Birch Bark Wedding Cake
The original plan for this cake was to have butter cream all over. However, the wedding was an outdoor wedding and the forecast was to be hot and humid. I didn't want the butter cream to melt into a puddle on the cake table, so I made a gum paste/fondant mix and wrapped that around the cake and painted it with a paintbrush to give the tree bark effect. The flowers are all gum paste.