My family’s recent vacation in the Smoky Mountains inspired me to make a forest themed cake.¬†¬†Each tier is covered in fondant, textured to look like logs and then airbrushed. I made the ferns out of chocolate and painted with luster dust for pizzazz. The chickadee on top was white fondant pressed into a silicone mold and shaped. I then hand-painted him with petal dust to make him more realistic. The dirt is my signature mixture, comprised of a few edibles (toasted coconut, cocoa krispies, etc.)