A couple of years ago I made another autumn themed cake. It had a lot of leaves on it. A lot.
They hid the myriad cracks, craters, bubbles and other blemishes that were a feature of my early fondant cakes.
I've learnt a few things since then. Thankfully! So I can decorate with a more minimalist autumn look these days....
Autumn Leaves Tutorial
Sugar paste in autumn colours*
Small fondant roller
Dresden tool / veining tool
Egg box for drying (the shallower "lid" part works particularly well)
Dusting colours -
Flat tipped brush
*(I'm using a mix of fondant and CMC (tylose) paste here, but you can use pure CMC paste/ gum paste. To get russet, colour the paste with red and brown gel).
Roll out paste, and cut out leaves
Dry leaves with edges curled up
Once dry, dust with dusting colours
Add little brown dusting to enhance the veins
Autumn Themed Wedding Cake