Autumn Cake Design and Le Festin Events have a clever idea for adding a special touch to a sweet treat.
(images 1) Superfine Bakery: Pink velvet with Gardenia Buttercream and Raspberries
white chocolate is folded into the fluffy pink velvet cake, studded with
bites of whole raspberries and frosted with gardenia buttercream icing.
Channeling the aromatic flavor, a sugar gardenia in full bloom
decorates the white chocolate fondant-enrobed creation adorned with
hand-painted flowers outlined in 18K gold. $15 per slice, from Superfine
Bakery in Studio City.
(image 3) Sweet & Saucy Shop: Coconut and Passion Fruit
tropical confection features a moist vanilla cake with a passion fruit
filling and coconut cream cheese frosting. When plated, each slice is
finished with a drizzle of passion fruit purée. The hexagon-shaped cake
is enveloped in vanilla fondant with ombre yellow, vanilla-flavored
French macaroon shells and topped with a bright gloriosa lily sugar
flower. $9 per slice, from the Sweet & Saucy Shop in Long Beach.
(image 4) Vanilla Bake Shop: Fleur de Sel
A dash of
French sea salt is added to the gooey caramel filling, which is layered
amid dense, dark chocolate cake baked with an oak-barrel aged Kentucky
bourbon. With the caramel flavor as inspiration, the dark chocolate
buttercream exterior is combed and dusted with gold metallic luster and
accented with handmade sugar succulents. $8 per slice, from Vanilla Bake
Shop in Century City and Santa Monica.