I made this cake to display at the upcoming Craft Lake City festival in downtown Salt Lake City. I'll be selling cupcakes and macarons there.
The tiers are made of styrofoam, frosted with buttercream and stacked just like a real cake. I sculpted the orchids out of sugar paste, forming them on florist wire, which I taped with florist tape to create a branch which I attached to the tiers.
I really love the new rustic textured buttercream trend going on right now.