RED, WHITE, AND BLUE WEDDING CAKEThis Lafayette Grand Cafe & Bakery fromage blanc cheesecake has six layers of berry-adorned goodness. The layers are flavored with lemon zest, vanilla bean, and black pepper, and sit atop an all-natural cornmeal crust.
DUTCH GOLDEN AGE WEDDING CAKEInspired by the hyper- botanical that is realistic still life paintings of Dutch artist Rachel Ruysch, circa 1685 to 1750, more than one guest is going to do a double take at the sight of the cake, which resembles a lush floral centerpiece. Custom made sugar flowers, created by Amy DeGiulio of Sugar Flower Cake Shop in New York, were planted in a bed of chocolate-fondant-covered cake, that has been place in a big gold urn. Fill the cake's layers with rosewater buttercream to call out the flowering adornments of it's.
MINI CHOCOLATE-COVERED WEDDING CAKESElaborate: Yes. To make these miniature chocolate-covered desserts, we poured a glaze over each cake and piped on lines—and, in the event of the cake in the middle, circles—of melted white chocolate. (Perch the cakes on a wire rack so excess glaze doesn't pool.) Then we lightly dragged a toothpick to produce the designs.
TEARDROP WEDDING CAKEGive your cake a dash of whimsy. Order up a fondant cake, plus a bucket of fondant, from a bakery. Add roll out into a thin sheet, and food coloring to the fondant to get the colors that are appropriate. Cut with various teardrop-shaped cookie cutters (these are by Ateco, from Sur La Table), let dry, and attach to the very front of the cake with glue paste blended with hot water.
OMBRE WEDDING CAKEWendy Kromer- Caitlin Brown concealed blood-orange and Schell and passion-fruit curds in tinted vanilla poundcake for this particular buttercream-dotted confection. Bake yours a bit larger than desirable that browned edges may be trimmed off, showing the energetic ombre layout underneath.
JAPANESE SPONGE WEDDING CAKEThese small beauties by Wendy Kromer-Schell and Caitlin Brown (known as individual sponge roulades) were inspired by Japan's popular patterned cake rolls. The filling is lemon-ginger mousse, along with the designs could be customized (wedding crest or monogram, anyone?).
SPRING WEDDING CAKESpringerle forms are what make this cake (an orange-chiffon confection filled with mascarpone) fantastic. Despite the fact that the unique purple tint and springtime characters (bunnies, birds, and flowers) are not too shabby, either.
WHITE-CHOCOLATE PANELED WEDDING CAKEArchitectural however intimate, our white chocolate panel cake requires neither culinary abilities nor layout skills (besides those you learned in preschool). Simply order a buttercream cake from a pack of chocolate panels from chocolatier Christopher Norman along with a nearby bakery. The rest is a cakewalk: fill the ledges with a different fruit or golden raspberries, and Stick panels of varying heights onto the layers.
ART DECO WEDDING CAKEThe layouts on this particular cake hark back to another time—when sandals were music was for dancing, and jewelry took a leap to the near future. But you don't need to know your Art Deco from your Art Nouveau to admire its geometric style. Covered in piped dots of frosting buttercream, and cut-fondant plaques with sanding sugar coated, it is just plain pretty, irrespective of the manner in which you slice it.