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. :)