I found some cute woodland flowers and hot glued lots of different mosses and fabric greenery on to the disks ..making sure to pull all of the glue strings off as that would look awful
I had to think of hygiene as well so I made sure that I trimmed the moss so that none of it would be touching the cake but if a little of the plate shows it won't matter as it will be gently pushed in to the buttercream on the top of the cake ..that acts like glue
I was to make some more flowers and purchase edible butterflies from Etsy.com to finish off the tops and they would be added the day of the wedding
So we purchased this simple Wilton Cake Stand from Michael's craft store ...it was about $100 but we sold it on eBay after the wedding for just $5 less so we only paid $5 for it really ...not bad !!
I did simple piping as you can see ..nothing fancy ...and I got a 'grass or fur' Wilton piping tip that made the grass
Make a knot in it that is lots of fun to do
I also put a carved heart with their initials in ..it really is carved in ..I drew it in with a wooden kebab stick and then piped the white in the deep indented line ...they LOVED it
I added just a few sprinkles to this cake and as you can see I added some green edible pearls to the piping
A sprinkling of rose petals ..candles, flowers, a photo or two and some pretty napkins and plates completed the look
We had it all in the dining room and everyone gathered in the adjoining kitchen and living room as I was nervous that bugs and the heat would get to it outside ...it worked out well
I used a large. very rustic Vine Wreath ...and sat the stand in it with a small block of wood under it so it fitted correctly ..I added. with hot glue some pieces of moss and leaves and found two lovely White Doves and put them on and a little nest to which I added some real Titmouse bird eggs that I collected from nests that has been finished with and one of the eggs hadn't hatched for some reason ..
I am very proud of this cake base ...I think it's super cute
On the morning of the Wedding at an early 6am ... I added the moss plate toppings to the two lower cakes ..put on the edible flowers and the hydrangea Cake topper and Initials
Then added the edible butterflies ....then placed them on the stand ...
So hardly any stress or worry on the day
Hope this has helped you get some idea's to make a special homemade cake for your occasion
Don't make it too complicated ...be confident, then you won't get worried about it all
You are not expected to be a professional ....it's going to be made with oodle's of love and care
Best cake to have
Happy Cake making to you