Photo: Spencer Higgins
In Brides' July issue we featured these gorgeous mini cakes by Crème Delicious. The petite sweets are carefully handcrafted by founder Sandy Pantangay who studied the beautiful art of henna while growing up in India. "Henna artistry is part of my culture and tradition," says Patangay. "Whenever I did henna, people suggested that I try my skills on cake. The technique is very similar so I started adorning cakes." The vibrant colors Patangay uses are inspired by traditional Indian saris. (Coincidentally, the artist descends from a family and community that's associated with textile dyeing.)
The two-by-five-inch pastries aren't the most affordable of wedding favors at $25 each, but the artistry that goes into every cake is amazing. (Not to mention the fact that they're delicious and come in yummy flavors like green tea, red velvet, and pink champagne, as well as the classic standbys, chocolate and vanilla.) Each cake goes through a nine-step baking and decoration process, which includes colorful airbrushing, three rounds of intricate henna-inspired piping, careful placement of sugar beads, and a dusting of edible gold glitter. Brides absolutely love the cakes, says Patangay, but she does get one common complaint: They're too pretty to eat!
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