WEDDING PETIT FOURSSoaked in brown sugar, butter, and honey glaze, these geometric minis - Schell and Caitlin Brown resemble honeycombs. We topped them off with whipped cream and a helping of candied kumquats.
SPRING WEDDING CAKESpringerle forms are what make this cake (an orange-chiffon confection full of mascarpone) superb. Even though the exceptional purple tint and springtime characters (bunnies, birds, and blooms) aren't too shabby, either.
ROSE-PIPED WEDDING CAKEThis happy rose confection may seem couture, but just about anyone is really capable of re-creating it. Start with a basic fondant cake from a bakery. Next, print out our template of abstract roses, area parchment paper and outline with a piping bag of royal icing. After dry, peel the paper in the roses that are piped, and adhere the layouts to the cake using glue paste that is been blended with hot water.
DUTCH GOLDEN AGE WEDDING CAKEInspired by the hyper- realistic botanical still life paintings of Dutch artist Rachel Ruysch, circa 1685 to 1750, more than one guest can do a double take at the sight of this cake, which looks like a verdant floral centerpiece. Custom-made sugar flowers, created by Amy DeGiulio of Sugar Flower Cake Shop in New York, were put in a bed of chocolate-fondant-covered cake, that was set in a large gold urn. Fill the cake's layers with rosewater buttercream to call out the flowering adornments of it's.
EMBROIDERED LACE AND APPLIQUED WEDDING CAKESugar paste was pressed into each mold, then applied in layers to the fondant. The ivory tower that is ensuing is one that both generations— your mother's and yours —will adore.
IKAT AND FRENCH SILK RIBBON WEDDING CAKEThe spirit of a century-old French silk ribbon may be felt in every morsel of this dear cake. On top rests a stunning bow of molded gum paste (so realistic, you will be tempted to untie it). Then we painted blended with lemon extract onto the fondant in a rose design that evokes the blurry quality of an ikat weave to luster dust that was edible.