Wedding Cake of the Week: Doughnuts

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Cupcakes still reign at weddings, but doughnuts might be the next big thing—we've seen the sugary breakfast snack moonlight in dessert displays and even as a late-night snack served to revelers on the dance floor. But this is a first: a doughnut-studded wedding cake! Melody Brandon of Sweet & Saucy Shop, in Long Beach, is the genius behind this whimsical confection, which she created for a pool party-themed wedding inspiration shoot in Palm Springs (styled by the always-awesome Jesi Haack). The bottom tier of this fondant-covered cake is decorated with rows of maple-glazed (my favorite!) mini doughnuts and crowned with a jumbo-size one. IMO, doughnuts make much tastier cake decorations than, say, crumbly sugar flowers, any day. —Heather Lee

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

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