Balancing between rustic and elegant, Cake Babe Amy Muench reveals how she made a towering birch bark dessert too beautiful to chop down. PHOTOS BY APPLEHEAD STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
Breaking down the process of making an epic cake
Cake Babes founder Amy Muench doesn’t shy away from a challenge, so when she was tasked with representing an outdoors-loving couple who lives in the Peruvian jungle via dessert, she was stoked. “I knew there would be a woodland, enchanted forrest theme to the wedding, they wanted something that would reflect that but also be elegant,” says the self-taught baker who launched her business five years ago. “I live for anything out of the ordinary, it doesn’t happen quite that often though. The trend is traditional at the moment, butter cream flowers and semi-naked cakes. I live for the big projects.” And big it was. After 30 hours of work, Muench’s birch bark masterpiece took the cake at Ben and Brielle’s Lightfoot & Wolfville wedding. Here’s how she did it.