When it comes to dreaming up your wedding cake, outside appearances aren't everything-what's on the inside counts, too. We've rounded up mouthwatering dessert options that are sure to please everyone's palate.
Lemon-Thyme Cake This provencial masterpiece, a lemon-thyme cake (recipe here), alternates layers of lemon curd and vanilla buttercream. The finishing touches: more buttercream, candied citrus, and sugared lemon- thyme sprigs. As a tasty alternative, sub in fresh rosemary. Or, pair lime with basil.
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Scrumptious S'Mores Cake A twist on the childhood indulgence, this confection combines graham cake with chocolate ganache, marshmallows, and vanilla buttercream. We "toasted" the swiss meringue frosting with a chef's torch for that straight-from-the-campfire flavor and added chocolate curls for extra appeal.
Raspberry Dacquoise Cake Almond-and-hazelnut meringue joins vanilla buttercream laced with raspberries and crème framboise in this divine standout (recipe here), complete with sage-green fondant and piped golden raspberries. In lieu of hazelnuts, consider pistachios, walnuts, or pecans. Plus:The New Wedding Rules
Rose Petal Cake A few drops of rose-petal extract (available at most Whole Foods stores) gives this confection a turkish-delight-like flavor. Just add one drop of the floral extract to 1 cup of buttercream.