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Sugar Flower Cakes

Floral embellishments on wedding cakes are as traditional as it gets. But, in the hands of a creative baker, sugar flowers can also make a statement. For a glamorous look, try this cake (far left) that features Swarovski crystals that sparkle on pink gumpaste lilies dusted with luster dust—perfect for brides with diva tendencies. Cost per slice: $8. Sweetworks, Acton, 617-823-0095, sweetworkscakes.com. And traditional bridal blooms adorn the tiers of this white cake (near left), while light green fondant bands keep the look fresh, not fussy. Cost per slice: $7.25, Sweet Alternatives, Watertown, 617-820-7670, sweet-alternatives.com.

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