Life is indeed sweet, with tempting pastries and savory snacks served with Italian flair.
Wedding Cakes with Ruffles and Frills
(far left) With rich lemon ruffles adorning three tall tiers, this cake is all fun and
no fuss. The confection’s delicate gum-paste ruffles soften the structured
shape, effortlessly combining classic lines with unexpected texture. Susan
Warner of Brookfield Wedding Cakes suggests this sweet treat for a spring
wedding, especially as a lemon-flavored cake with raspberry filling.
(middle left) The pink hues and subtle ombré of this rose-inspired confection make for a
romantic wedding cake. Here, Creative Confections’ Alicia Russell pairs
organically shaped fondant petals with rich rhinestone detailing for a cake
that’s entirely elegant. Looking for flavor inspiration? Russell suggests a
tequila rose cake with a strawberry crème filling or champagne with a strawberry
(middle right) Inspired by the many layers of a peony, Ubaldo Mora of La Brioche created a
unique cake that fits any season. With a smooth golden top tier, a bottom tier
covered in lavender petals and a crown of tiny yellow flowers, this cake is a
balancing act, performed to perfection. A rich flavor combination would suit
this extravagant cake; Mora suggests vanilla/raspberry or chocolate/
(far right) Chris Olson of Chris’s Confections used nine different shades of coral to
create this striking ombré stunner. To make the one-of-a-kind masterpiece, Olson
added the intricate layers of frills one by one. To complement the cake’s bold
color and texture, Olson suggests a flavor combo with a little zing, like a
white cake with lemon blueberry filling.