If you're looking for a showstopping wedding cake, check out this dramatic design by the Cake Opera Co. in Toronto. Pastry chef Jessica Smith created this three-tier confection that features layers of pink velvet cake (yes, pink velvet, not red!) with white chocolate and rose-flavored ganache. Each tier was covered in pink fondant and then studded with pink macarons on all sides. After affixing the macarons to the tiers, Jessica handpainted an abstract peony design to match the striking sugar peony topper.
Photo: Courtesy of Cake Opera Co.