Homemade Birch Bark Wedding Cake

This birch bark wedding cake is one of my most favorite to date. I run a homebased cake business, so when I had a bride requeset this style cake I was a little nervous of pulling it off. But I was quick to find out that it would be an enjoyable task to create this cake.

To build this beauty I wrapped each tier in ”birch colored” fondant, then I got a little crazy with my tools and made little rips and rolls in the fondant “bark”. Then to get the effects of the grains in the bark I took brown icing color and hand painted on each tier.

The funny thing was this was a local wedding so I heard many comments about the cake. Some people thought it was a great added touch to the bride’s antique wedding to have real birch junks pilled up to look like a cake, but were quite fooled when they found it to be real cake. The groom’s mother even commented that she expected a chainsaw to come ripping out to cut the cake..but was glad to not only enjoy the viewing pleasure but able to eat the creation as well.

Homemade Birch Bark Wedding Cake