A Different Take on Cake

Let’s talk cake this morning! Never too early for dessert right? :) With so many reasons to celebrate at a wedding, and so many inspired bakers out there, vanilla cake in a hardened shell seems a bit cheerless. But can a wedding cake really be all things: visually breathtaking, finger-licking delicious, and impart the sense of occasion it should? To answer this our friends at BHLDN enlisted the help of a few NYC-foodie favorite bakeries to create a few fun cake ideas and to provide tips on how to personalize your cake on your big day. Below are some super fun (and yummy!) cake ideas from Momofuku Milk Bar and Almondine Bakery

momofuku milk bar cake

Sweet Smorgasbord by Momofuku Milk Bar
Tip: When mixing different flavors, try opting for a ‘naked’-style cake (one without a final coat of icing) so that your guests can see what they’re getting into.

Croquembouche wedding cake

A Cultural Spin by Almondine Bakery
What it is: Almondine’s traditional Croquembouche, a French dessert originally served at weddings and other religious ceremonies, boasts a towering peak of profiteroles (round, cream-filled pasteries), an all-over coat of crunchy caramel, and a dramatic swirl of spun sugar.

diy donut cake

The DIY by Maggie Ruggiero, Food Stylist
Tip: If you’re looking to pinch a penny or two, pile your favorite palm-sized treat high! Height instantly adds a sense of specialness and formality. Further dress up your dessert of choice by giving each a drizzle of something colorful.

momofuku milk bar cake throwback flavors

Throwback Flavors by Momofuku Milk Bar
Tip: When thinking about your cake, keep the flavors you love outside of every wedding cake you’ve ever tasted part of the conversation, too. Malted chocolate milkshakes and fudgy brownies inspired by Milk Bar’s own wonderfully gooey and decadent creation.

Thanks so much to our friends at BHLDN for sharing these ideas with us today and if you are looking for pretty cake plates, toppers or pedestals, be sure to check out BHLDN. I’d also love to hear if you are thinking about a unique flavor combo or unique idea for your wedding cake in the comments. :)

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  1. We did three different smaller cakes from Momofuku Milk Bar for our wedding and they were a HUGE hit! People could not get over them.

  2. I love LOVE all these ideas but especially like the naked cake and the profiteroles. Naked because I HATE getting cake then realizing that I don’t like it and profiteroles because, well, who doesn’t like cream puffs?!

  3. What great ideas, these look incredible!

  4. These flavors looks divine and very creative. I have yet to try the Momofuku bar here in the city. If these are the current wedding trends for cakes, I am in!

  5. My wedding on the 29th will feature different flavors of handmade donuts; piled high! This method doesn’t seem to save much $$ though; we’re still spending about $600 on the donuts, because they’re fancy!

  6. Croquembouche – they are as delicious as they look!

  7. I absolutely love this, paper decor and styling of desserts is an absolute MUST. Love it :)

  8. How can I find the cool octopus cake stand. I need one!

  9. I am 100% in love with “off beat” wedding cake design, it’s fun adding aspects to your wedding that are a fresh take on traditional. After all, why not? It’s your big day, it should reflect you!


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