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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

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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.

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