Sweets & Treats: Let your wedding’s pretty palette wash over everything, from the favors your guests take home (ours are all made in Philly!) to your Big-Day confection that’s the star of the show.
Tiffany-hued blue and corals and oranges pop cheerful and bright for a warm-weather celebration.
Almond amaretto pound cake with pistachio cream and hazelnut crunch fillings, finished with blue fondant and orange-to-white ombré fondant circles, around $10 per person, created by the Cake Studio, Ocean City. Simon Pearce pedestal cake stand, $295 at Home Grown, Haverford. Nambé cake server, $59.95 at Scarlett Alley, Old City. Helena napkin in aqua, $6.99 at Crate & Barrel, Cherry Hill and King of Prussia.
Orange- blossom soaps from Hand in Hand, a Philly-based company that for each bar purchased donates one bar of soap and one month of clean water for one person to areas in need, $11 per bar or $5.50 each per 100 at handinhandsoap.com. Vuelta Ocean dessert plate, $33 at Home Grown.
Sweeten up dark chocolate with cotton-candy pink and you’ve got a color combo good enough to eat.
Chocolate devil’s food cake filled and iced with strawberry meringue buttercream, topped with bittersweet chocolate ganache and finished with dollops of piped pink buttercream and pink sugar pearls, around $7.25 per person, created by Whipped Bakeshop, Fishtown. Handcrafted agate serving platter, $495 at Home Grown.
Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates Philly series and signature collection, $49.95 each for a 32-piece box at Verde, Midtown Village, and marcieblaine.com.
Summer berries inspire a range of hues from blueberry blue to strawberry pink.
Ombré vanilla cream cake covered in vanilla buttercream and fondant, accented with burlap and edible gold filigree and topped with handmade dahlias, button flowers and butterfly bush made of fondant and gum paste, around $7.50 per person, created by the Master’s Baker, West Chester. William Yeoward Avington charger, $441, Hampton Court side plate, $159, and Botticelli satin fork, $85 for a five-piece place setting, all at Manor Home & Gifts, Rittenhouse.
Fruit jams, $5.95 each at Kauffman’s Produce at Reading Terminal Market, Center City. William Yeoward Hampton Court dinner plate, $220, and Royal Crown Derby Elizabeth dinner plate, $160, both at Manor Home & Gifts. Helena napkin in azalea, $6.99 at Crate & Barrel.
Crisp, cool, refreshing and chic, pistachio and champagne double as gorgeous colors—and delicious flavors.
Sweet cookie base topped with alternating layers of lemon cake, fresh raspberry cheesecake, vanilla mousse and fresh blueberries, topped with pearlized pistachio and champagne fondant with damask stenciling, tufted fondant, edible gold buttons and a fondant cameo, around $7.50 per person, created
by Cake Art Studio, Paoli. Kim Seybert beaded place mat, $98 at Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia. Nuko Creations gold-bead-trimmed napkin, $40 at Home Grown. Iittalia coupe glasses, set of two for $40 at Scarlett Alley.
Pistachio and vanilla bean macarons, $1.99 each or $165 per 100 at Colonial Farms, Washington Crossing. Bernardaud Louvre Blanc serving platter, $120 at Neiman Marcus.
Serving a duo or trio of petite cakes allows you to play even more with
color and design.
Yellow cake filled with lemon curd and seedless raspberry jam, and red velvet cake filled with cream cheese icing, both covered in white and yellow vanilla fondant, around $7 per person, created by Night Kitchen Bakery, Chestnut Hill. MacKenzie Childs Parchment Check cake stand, $68, charger plate, $44, and butterhouse, $78, all at Neiman Marcus. L’Objet cake server, $120 at Home Grown.
Lemonade lip balm, $3.50 each or $2.75 each per 100 at Duross & Langel, Midtown Village. Martha Stewart pie-plate-style cake stand, $36 at Macy’s, multiple locations. MacKenzie Childs dish, $24 at Neiman Marcus.
This article originally appeared in the spring/summer 2014 issue of Philadelphia Wedding. Photography by Brett Thomas. Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz.
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