This easy Fall Tree Stump Cake is super fast to put together and perfect for a Fall or Thanksgiving celebration. I’m sharing all the details today so you too can make this cake if you wish!
I do not have a full tutorial for this tree stump cake but I’ll give you the basic instructions and I promise – it’ll come together so easily!
Over the past month, I’ve taught four classes with almost 30 students how to make this cake and at the end, they were all surprised at how well THEY did! Their cakes were beautiful and most of them had no experience with cake decorating.
So, first up – you’ll need two layers of 6-inch cake on an 8″ cake board. I like to bake my cakes in Magic Line Pans. You’ll also need some vanilla and chocolate buttercream (recipes linked below).
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So stack the cakes, then fill and crumb coat them. After that, tint a small amount of vanilla buttercream with a drop of ivory coloring or a tiny bit of cocoa powder then cover the top of the cake and smooth it.
It doesn’t have to be perfectly smooth because next, you’re going to use a fork or toothpick to make lines for the rings of the tree. The easiest thing to do is put the cake on a good turntable and spin the cake while you hold your fork or toothpick in one position so that it makes lines in the buttercream as you turn it.
Next, I crumb-coated the outsides of the cake with chocolate buttercream. Afterward, I used a Wilton 1M tip to pipe lines up the side. I like to pull the frosting bag/tip straight up when I get to the top so that the bark of the tree comes up a little higher above the tree rings.
My final touches for this cake were a fondant pumpkin and some edible fall leaves. Here are the details for those:
Click here for the Fondant Pumpkin with Whole Cloves Tutorial!
And last, I added a few of these edible fall leaves that I found on Amazon. They’re really pretty and work perfectly on this cake. They’d also be great for cupcake toppers or to use on Fall cookies if you have orders for those.
Do you have any questions about this cake? Leave me a comment!