Nautical-Themed Wedding Ideas

For a coastal celebration, start with a classic white cake and add elements that echo your design scheme. This three-tiered lemon cake is filled with three-berry compote and covered with blue fondant stripes and wavy white buttercream piping on each tier. A tiny lighthouse and a compass detail, both in sugarpaste, complete the picture. Serves 80, $720, by Gail Watson, NYC, gailwatsoncake.com.