Shimmery Cake with Lace Petals

Dressed Up

An elegant Vera Wang gown and flower pins from Tiffany & Co. inspired this formal confection. The petals were imprinted with pieces of lace to create texture, and an edible mother-of-pearl finish achieves the shimmery duchesse-satin effect. Vanilla cake filled with candied-ginger buttercream and apricot preserves, covered with fondant and decorated with icing pleats and bejeweled sugar flowers, serves 200, $3,000, by Ron Ben-Israel Cakes.