Wedding Cake of the Week:
Inspired by Folk Art


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

See more photos of beautiful wedding cakes in our Cakes Gallery. Also, find a wedding cake designer near you in our local resource guide.

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