Say It With Cake: Whether you decide to go with simply your names, or a special quote or phrase that means something to you both, inscribing your star dessert with a personal message just makes it all the sweeter. Photography by Dominic Episcopo. Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz.
Perhaps no one said it better than Shakespeare: “I would not wish any other companion in the world but you.” Apple-cinnamon upside-down cake with maple-walnut buttercream filling, covered in sage green fondant and dotted with edible pearls, $7 per person (or $1,400 for a 200-person wedding), created by Cake Art Studio, Paoli. Arte Italica Filigree charger, $70 at Manor Home & Gifts, Philadelphia.
Have a funny little phrase you whisper to each other? Today is the day to announce it to the world: “You are the stars to my sky. You are the pages to my book. You are the cheese to my macaroni.” Spiced carrot cake with cream cheese icing, hand-piped script and clusters of sugar paste roses, $5 per person (or $1,000 for a 200-person wedding), created by the Hotel du Pont, Wilmington. Ruffle cake pedestal, $34.95, and Mercer square appetizer plates, $2.95 each, all at Crate & Barrel, King of Prussia and Cherry Hill. Mordecai cake server, $76 at Manor Home & Gifts.
There’s a reason the Song of Solomon is referred to as “the wedding verse”: “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” Spice cake with cinnamon cream cheese filling covered in vanilla buttercream under fondant, $9 per person (or $1,800 for a 200-person wedding), created by Truly Custom Cakery, Warminster. Martha Stewart Collection cake pedestal, similar styles available at Macy’s, multiple locations. Skyros Designs Legado monogram salad plate, $30, and Ricci Japanese Bird Bamboo cake knife, $85 with matching server, both at Manor Home & Gifts.
Celebrate the very first day of your new initials by having your baker design a monogram just for the two of you. Sweet-potato pecan layer cake with caramel filling covered in buttercream and ivory fondant with a fondant monogram, lace appliqués and rope border, $10 per person (or $2,000 for a 200-person wedding), created by Felix’s Caketeria, Newtown. Bernardaud Phoebe Graphite charger, $160 at Polished Plate, Haddonfield. Michael Wainwright gold server, $68, and linen towel, $45 for a set of two, both at Home Grown, Haverford. Aspen monogrammed water goblet, $78 at Manor Home & Gifts.
Fun with a word search! Use your names, your wedding date, or anything else that fits the day. Pumpkin spice cake layered with homemade caramel and espresso meringue buttercream, covered in fondant, $12.75 per person (or $2,550 for a 100-person wedding), created by Whipped Bakeshop, Philadelphia. Mercer square dinner plate, $7.95 at Crate & Barrel. Pickard Signature White teacup and saucer, $97 at Manor Home & Gifts.