Naked Rustic Succulents Cake

My cousin started off wanting a one tier cake for her wedding since she was having a cookies & milk bar. I didn't want to push but eventually she asked if I could do a small 3 tier. I said "I make them for family parties all the time!" She was going to add her own artificial flowers to replicate another cake she saw. I was talking to her about her décor & she said she was having succulents. I said "did you know that was popular in cakes now?" She said "I just heard about them". I said "Would you like me to make a few and see if you like them?" She agreed, loved them and this is what she got. I think it fit her rustic décor perfectly. And she was happy! I made the succulents from gum paste & fondant. Also put them on wires, put the succulents & flowers into coffee stirrers & then into the cake.

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I misread your comment.  I used the plunger cutters for the mums but didn't imprint the gumpaste. The mums were made with straight Wilton gumpaste.