Brides: Boston Insider : Wedding Cakes Gallery traditional bridal blooms adorn the tiers of this white cake (near left), while light green fondant bands keep the look fresh, not fussy. Cost per slice: $7.25, Sweet Alternatives, Watertown, 617-820-7670, sweet-alternatives.com. Cake Shape: Round Or Oval Color: Pink, White/Ivory, Green Wedding Style: Classic, Glamorous Type: Flowery
Sugar-paste roses are fashioned to look like fabric flowers—they add a touch of haute couture to a cake based on finely quilted cotton matelasse. The leaves (fondant formed in a silicone mold) contrast with the textured bands (made by pressing fondant onto a grid) wrapping the tiers. The oval shape of the confection makes it appear slightly different from every angle. The cake board is covered with fondant and edged in a vintage silk ribbon.