Fruit for Thought
Try fresh fruit for a beautifully decorated cake without the extra cost that comes with sugar flowers or fresh floral accents. Choose a plain white- or chocolate-frosted cake and let colorful pieces of fruit do the rest. While berries are logical choices to top your cake, fruits like figs, lychee nuts and apricots will add an exotic touch. For extra elegance, ask your baker to dust the fruit with sugar crystals. Wedding cake with fresh cherries, figs and plums (serves 125), $1,000. Enchanted Wedding Cakes, Shrewsbury, 508-845-1726, enchantedweddingcakes.com.