Looking for the perfect cake to add just the right ingredient to your wedding reception? Sample the confectionery tastes of the following notable newlyweds from yesterday and today for inspiration:
“Love is like a butterfly…it settles upon you when you least expect it.” This anonymous quote seems to have been written with Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon in mind. The couple’s love, which caught the world by surprise, led to a wedding ceremony held on the sands of Windemere Island in the Bahamas, followed by a seaside reception featuring a four-tier wedding cake adorned with sugar bows and the multi-Grammy Award winner’s trademark butterflies. According to Food & Wine, the chocolate blackout creation enhanced with bittersweet chocolate and toffee ganache was produced by cake designer Margaret Braun, whose cake frosting also wowed the crowd at Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick‘s wedding.
Observing a time-honored tradition, Elizabeth Taylor fed her newly-pronounced first husband Nick Hilton a slice of a five-tier wedding cake adorned with a wedding bell cake topper following their May 1950 walk down the aisle at The Church of The Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills. Still in her white satin Helen Rose bridal attire, the shining star of the MGM studio and her groom greeted an array of cinema stars, including Roddy McDowall, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy and Joan Bennett as they arrived for a reception at The Bel-Air Country Club.
Following their I do’s on the grounds of Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas, guests at the wedding of First Daughter Jenna Bush and Henry Hager sat down to a Lone Star-sized feast featuring shrimp Mexicali, fried Gulf Oyster tostadas, Rio Grande flat iron steak and snapper, according to Special Events.com. The mouth-watering menu was topped with a four-tier tres leches cake– the work of the Ultimate Cheesecake Bakery in San Antonio.
As their web site proudly proclaims, LaStarr Cakes & Co. offers its clientele “a galaxy of cakes that are out of this world!” The Ventura, California bakery was a fitting choice for actor Jason Behr, who portrayed a teen not of this earth on the sci-fi cult series Roswell, when ordering a wedding cake for his November 2006 nuptials to Private Practice cast member KaDee Strickland. Following their ceremony at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, the happy couple dined on slices of a three-tier treat made with cream cheese filling and maple mousse.
Dressed in a number 9 jersey, a figurine of basketball great Tony Parker was perched next to a miniature Eva Longoria atop of the couple’s four-tier vanilla bean pound cake from Sam Godfrey of Perfect Endings. Edible red roses wreathed each layer of the perfect pastry, which was filled with crushed organic raspberry preserves and white buttercream.
Although she dubbed her music label Red Velvet Cake records, former Roswell star Majandra Delfino and her actor husband Devon Gummersall (My So-Called Life, Quarterlife) chose a lavender-infused, red-chili-truffle wedding cake adorned with white icing– a triple-tiered creation concocted at Dragonfly Cafe and Bakery in Taos, New Mexico. For fans interested in tasting some of the confectionery’s treats, boxes of red chili infused chocolate truffles, a special breakfast blend coffee and other dietary delights can be ordered online from the Dragonfly Cafe’s web site.
Harmonizing with the simple beauty of a barn interior in Hillsboro, Oregon, a three-tier tiramisu cake draped in buttercream icing added down home flavor to the nuptials of One Tree Hill cast member Bethany Joy Lenz and musician Michael Galcotti. The couple’s celebratory confection was made by Beaverton Bakery, which has created post-ceremony sweets for lovebirds since 1925.
After Grey’s Anatomy‘s Katherine Heigl and musician Josh Kelley‘s ceremony at the Stein Ericksen Lodge, Kate Walsh and T.R. Knight were two of the guests to sample the three-tier white chocolate and lemon curd wedding cake created by Heather Berntsen of Ambrosia Exquisite Wedding Cakes of Layton, Utah.
Following a post-nuptial feast of chicken with sichuan pepper, roast king fish, pepper steak, roast pumpkin and mascarpone ravioli, guests at the reception of tennis ace Leyton Hewitt and former Home and Away cast member Bec Cartwright still had room for slices of an eight-tier, white and dark chocolate treat by Planet Cake, an Australian bakery that adorned the layers with delicate sugar roses and plumeria.
An ode to opulence, the 600 pound, 12 foot tall cake created by German bakers created considerable awe from attendees of Ivana Trump and Rossano Rubicondi’s wedding.
A trail of crimson flowers cascaded down five tiers of frosting like the Man of Steel’s cape on Superman Returns star Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford‘s wedding cake. The product of NancyKay’s Confections, the Century City, California cake designer’s creations are a staple on the Hollywood scene, having appeared on the vow renewal episode of Father Hood with Snoop Dogg as well as the Days of Our Lives “I do” between Sami and Lucas.
Like the folds of her Austin Scarlett for Kenneth Poole wedding dress, icing draped over the five-tier, flower-festooned wedding cake which The Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Lauri Waring and her new husband George Peterson sliced into after their back yard wedding. The delectable design was the creation of The Cake Studio’s Linda Goldsheft, whose delectable designs have also made the nuptials of Holly Robinson-Peete, Kelsey Grammer and Jay McGraw that much sweeter.
A lemon and coconut cake concocted by Rosebud Cakes was waiting for 24 cast member Marisol Nichols and her new director husband Taron Lexton following their April 13, 2008 ceremony at the Church of Scientology’s Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles.