Cultural Wedding Cakes

A global baker's dozen of tasty travel-inspired wedding day desserts

Pachyderm Perfection

Jewel-like tones of saffron, burgundy and purple provide a rich background for the intricately piped and gilded traditional Indian patterns on this pistachio spice cake. A menagerie of hand-sculpted sugar animals includes an Indian elephant, monkey and crane. Elizabeth Hodes Custom Cakes & Sugar Art, elizabethhodes.com.