It all starts with the stand which was fairly easy with a little planning ahead. Measure the pans and figure the structure and just put the pieces together using 1/2 inch plywood and a large square dowel in the middle held together by tiny "L" brackets on the top and bottom which I covered in plastic wrap and screwed down so not to touch the cake.
I chose a round piece of wood for top so it would resemble a tree better and planned to have the leaves hang over the side to hide any imperfections.
After frosting the bottom layer in pink buttercream icing I started to make the trunk out of cut pieces of fondant which I folded to make roots and a trunk. I adore the tiny mushrooms around tinks big old tree!
They are the cutest thing ever.
view from above, the tree looks good enough to have lunch under. I think it turned out great! The client went nuts and her daughter loved it too!
Enjoy and let me know what you think!!