Photo: Courtesy of Coco Paloma Desserts
Pastry chef Paloma Efron, of Coco Paloma Desserts
in Austin, TX, created this whimsical confection for a bride who wanted to pay homage to her groom's German heritage. "The wedding was a relaxed affair with a beer garden theme, with lots of bright colors and accents," says Paloma, who worked with the bride on the cake concept for several months before the wedding. The intricate blue-and-yellow floral pattern was handcut from rolled fondant; Paloma drew inspiration for the hand-holding bride and groom on the top tier from a variety of German folk art sources. You can see more photos from the couple's wedding here
. —Heather Lee
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