New Year's Eve
Ring in the coming year with this starburst-covered four-tiered chocolate torte filled with chocolate-and-toffee ganache, covered with rolled fondant and decorated with royal-icing flowers and pearls. Serves 75, price upon request, by Margaret Braun. This hand-tied bouquet of white cattleya orchids, miniature cymbidium orchids, and Dutch tulips sparkles with pavé crystal ribbon. $400, by Belle Fleur.