Geodes have been around for many years but are most recently making their way into more traditional decor. How could they not; they are gorgeous works of nature! Like so many, I love anything that sparkles. Trying to get a cake to truly sparkle can present its challenges. I love a challenge and was excited to take on a project letting the geode take center stage for this cake design. I love that this cake maintains its elegance and simplicity while the showing off the beauty, depth, and complexity of a real geode. In this photo tutorial, I will teach you step by step how to create this geode cake. You can then take these skills you've learned and create your own geode cake. -Learn the basics of how to stack and carve the geode shape -Learn a special trick to cover a double barrel cake flawlessly -Learn how to apply the geode crystals and paint then to create a stunning look. -Learn how to apply gold and silver leaf -Receive a list of materials and supplies, along with where to purchase them If you like this pattern, be sure to check out my Craftsy class Naturally Elegant Cake Designs for a full video tutorial on how to create this geode cake along with several other elements like antlers, pinecones, leaves, berries, chocolate twigs, and more. With lifetime access and a 100% money-back guarantee you've got nothign to lose! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic knowledge of cake stacking and fondant covering.