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Pink Wedding Cake with Sugar & Fresh Flowers

“As an owner of a dessert company, I had to design and make my own wedding cake. I didn’t have it in me to hire another bakery!” she confesses. “I actually baked the cake layers and prepped the buttercream the day before my rehearsal dinner and my team took care of the rest.” The confection incorporated both fresh florals as well as 36 handmade sugar peonies and roses, cascading down a four-tiered vanilla cake paired with Swiss meringue buttercream.