I made this Towering Christmas Tree Cake for a friend’s Christmas party. The base is two 9″ square pans filled with butter cream and the tree is one 9″, two 6″ (one of which carved down to be slightly smaller, a jumbo cupcake and finally a standard cupcake all torted with chocolate ganache.
I cut them into stars and covered them with MMF and stacked them using skewers to support them. The star and “lights” are made out of gumpaste. The lights are handpainted with a alcohol and gel colors mixed with luster dust to give them a shimmery look. It was a definite challenge, but I think it turned out pretty well.