Green Wedding Cake with Grapes, Stripes

Treat your guests (and yourselves) to a cake that’s simple on the outside and decadent within. The cake’s fondant exterior makes it ideally suited to an outdoor event, unlike confections iced in buttercream, which can melt if left unrefrigerated for more than one hour. Three-tiered Valrhona chocolate cake filled with vanilla-bean buttercream and orange marmalade, covered in fondant and decorated with hand-sculpted sugar grapes, serves 35, $350, from Cheryl Kleinman Cakes, NYC, 718-237-2271.