Trendspotting: Boston

Taking the Cake

The Idea: Skip the all-American white wedding cake and serve a dessert of a different sort. At one Boston wedding, guests indulged in a croquembouche, a tower of custard-filled pastries.

Why We Love It: The French wedding confection can be tastier than some American wedding cakes, and the stacked pastries look just as dramatic as their tiered counterparts. —Meredith Bodgas

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