Woodland and nature inspired cakes are one of our favourite styles of wedding cakes to design and make. We love so many aspects of wilderness from overgrown gardens to awe-inspiring mountain landscapes that have to admit quite the pangs of excitement when a happy couple share their nature influenced cake ideas with us! This woodland themed three tiered cake is no exception of course.
This tall cake features a deep middle Cherry Bakewell flavoured (almond cake with almond oil buttercream and black cherry preserve) tier. The cake is flourished with sugar bramble berries, hellebore flowers, damson blossoms, ruffled scabiosa flowers, various fantasy berries, golden feathers, edible moss, painted bugs, various mushrooms and white chocolate bracket fungus!
One of our favourite elements of this cake are the sugar bramble (or blackberry) berries! They’re incredibly time consuming, but done well and with a healthy dose of patience they can look so much like the real fruits themselves. Plus we adore the quirkiness of them.
The couple wanted some elements of gold included in their cake so we used gold pearl stamens (these are such a favourite in the studio for adding a touch of glamour to floral sprays that we’ll be stocking these soon), gold lustred damson blossoms, champagne glimmer dusted bracket fungus, golden feathers, edible gold glitter sprinkled in with the ‘moss’ and a gold ribbon to trim the board.
The addition of the small fondant muchrooms, bracket fungus and moss adds quite a carefree, quaint and nature-loving look to the overall design especially partnered with the usual florals and bramble berries! Each mushroom is fondant or white modelling chocolate with light hand-painted accents!
This design sure was a pleasure to create. We loved every aspect from the glimmering fondant bees to the unusual and striking scabiosa flowers!
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