DUTCH GOLDEN AGE WEDDING CAKEInspired by the hyper- botanic that is naturalistic still-life paintings of Dutch artist Rachel Ruysch, circa 1685 to 1750, more than one guest is going to do a double take in the sight of the cake, which looks like a verdant floral centerpiece. Custom made sugar flowers, created by Amy DeGiulio of Sugar Flower Cake Shop in Nyc, were put in a bed of chocolate-fondant-covered cake, that has been set in a sizable gold urn. Fill the cake's layers with rosewater buttercream to call out it's blossom adornments.
FRENCH AND IKAT SILK RIBBON WEDDING CAKEThe spirit of a century-old French silk ribbon might be felt in every bite of the dear cake. On top rests a dramatic bow of molded glue paste (so realistic, you'll be tempted to untie it). Afterward we painted combined with lemon extract on the fondant in a rose pattern that evokes the blurry quality of an ikat weave to luster dust that was edible.
OMBRE WEDDING CAKEWendy Kromer- Caitlin Brown hid blood-orange and Schell and passion-fruit curds in tinted vanilla poundcake because of this buttercream-dotted confection. Bake yours a bit bigger than desired that browned edges might be trimmed off, revealing the energetic ombre layout underneath.
POTTED PLANT WEDDING CAKEContributing editor Jason Schreiber made this herb-adorned cake, which features pea shoots, fennel and cilantro flowers, bachelor's buttons, sweet alyssums, oregano, and micro marigolds. Swiss meringue buttercream's tacky feel kept the edible blossoms (purchase your own at gourmetsweetbotanicals.com) in place.
ART DECO WEDDING CAKEThe designs on this particular cake hark back to another time—when sandals were strappy, music was for dancing, and jewelry took a jump to the future. Nevertheless, 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's just plain pretty, no matter the manner in which you slice it.
CRUSHED-SWEET WEDDING CAKEAs enjoyable as it will be to eat to make, our sparkling marmalade-candies cake requires a little muscle—and that's about it. Purchase your chosen hard candies (these are by La Vie de La Vosgienne), put them in a substantial resealable plastic bag, get a rolling pin, and have a blast pounding away your prewedding jitters. Then press the glittering crushed bits to the sides of a buttercream cake.
WHITE ROSE WEDDING CAKEThe reputation as nature's most authoritative love symbol of this bloom stems in the Greeks, who used the flower to represent the goddess Venus. White roses, especially, have begun to symbolize purity, unity, and true love —as opposed to red roses' association with passion—which has earned them the status of Ultimate Wedding Flower. Here, New York City cake guru Sylvia Weinstock blanketed three tiers of cake in handcrafted, edible sugar petals to softly echo the design of a French croquembouche—and develop a temple to Cupid's favorite flower.
SPRING WEDDING CAKESpringerle forms are what make this cake (an orange-chiffon confection filled with mascarpone) fantastic. Although the exceptional purple tint and springtime characters (bunnies, birds, and blooms) aren't too shabby, either.
WEDDING PETIT FOURSSoaked in brown sugar, butter, and honey glaze, these geometric minis by Wendy Kromer - Schell and Caitlin Brown resemble honeycombs. We topped them off with a helping of candied kumquats and whipped cream.
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TEARDROP WEDDING CAKEGive your cake a dash of whimsy. Purchase up a fondant cake, along with a bucket of fondant, from a bakery. Add food coloring to the fondant to get the colors that are proper, and roll out into a thin sheet. 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.
WHITE-CHOCOLATE PANELED WEDDING CAKEArchitectural however intimate, our white-chocolate panel cake needs neither culinary talents nor layout skills (besides those you learned in preschool). Simply order a buttercream cake from a local bakery along with a pack of chocolate panels from chocolatier Christopher Norman. The rest is a cakewalk: Stick panels of varying heights onto the tiers, and fill the ledges with a different fruit or gold raspberries.
RED, WHITE, AND BLUE WEDDING CAKEThis Lafayette Grand Cafe & Bakery fromage blanc cheesecake has six tiers of berry-adorned good. The layers are flavored with lemon zest, vanilla bean, and black pepper, and sit atop an organic cornmeal crust.
A WEDDING CAKE WITH DISTINCT STRIPESHere, we set the idea of icing on ice, relying rather on unadorned pale layers for graphic appeal. Coconut pound cake, tinted with gel-paste food coloring, functions as the foundation, while white fondant and passion-fruit curd rests on top (the curd can be between each layer).
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