prospective brides and grooms about
ordering a wedding cake:
• Always taste the cake.
• Bring pictures to the caterer of the
cakes you like.
• Bring color swatches of your dress
if you are following a definite color
There are many creative wedding
cakes with a rich flavor on the local
scene as well. The size of the cake
depends on the number of guests, the
spaciousness of the room, and if the
couple is using the cake as dessert
or on a sweet table.
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sumptuous cakes decorated with
fresh flowers. For an informal affair,
Mr. Kohn uses a basketweave effect.
At a formal party, he uses intricate
decorations that involve string work.
The inside of the cake has a yellow
and chocolate batter with chocolate
According to Phillip Tewel, of Jewel
Catering, the seven-layer cake is a
favorite for weddings. Another
popular cake is the yellow and white
cake with a raspberry mousse filling.
"We make a variety of just tiered,"
says Mr. Tewel. They are sometimes
on platforms and are staggered," he
adds. For the health conscious
consumers, he suggests carrot or
Peter Goatley of Peter's Palate
Pleaser, Inc., believes weddings are
more than just decorative. "We make
wonderful cakes that are great
desserts, they are not dry, and they
are not something you wrap up and
take home," says Mr. Goatley.
Mr. Goatley describes one of his
popular wedding cakes as enclosed
with ladyfingers and filled with
chocolate mousse, raspberry
Bavarian cream, and fresh raspberry
puree. Fresh whipped cream tops the