The biggest challenge was trying to get the three layers to tie together, but I think the addition of the edible burlap on the base of the cake as well as using some as leaves, made it work.
Here's a better look at the finished Birch tree trunk layer...
Here's the sculpted buttercream base. I did this one all free-hand.
Here's the edible burlap and lace top layer, minus the bride and groom topper.
The best part was seeing the look on the bride's face when she saw the cake.
Of course, it really was never about the cake. It's about these two finding each other and building a life together, but I was really happy to be part of it all. Congratulations Andre. She's a great addition to the family!
Always My Very Best,