Designed in traditional white, this reception is rich in fine details

Layered Luxuries

This all-white reception is anything but stark, thanks to beautiful shapes and details. On the cake table, pure white porcelain pieces with tactile embellishments are like works of art surrounding the confection, a three-tiered apricot pound cake filled with chocolate ganche and mocha buttercream, covered in white chocolate fondant and decorated with hand-sculpted sugarpaste anemones, serves 50.

Cake, $500, from Cheryl Kleinman Cakes, NYC, 718-237-2271. On wall: "White Full Lace" dinner plates, $100 each; "Longton" dessert plates, $40 each; cake plate, $80, all from Royal Copenhagen. On table, from left: Oval cachepot (flowers not included), $110, from Mottahedeh. "White Full Lace" teacups and saucers, $100 per set, from Royal Copenhagen. Cake stand, courtesy of Cheryl Kleinman Cakes. Ceramic flower, $15, from ABC Home. "White Full Lace" cream jug, $125; footed bowl, $395; teapot, $350; sugar bowl, $175, all from Royal Copenhagen. "Dauphine" candlesticks, $60 for two, from Rosanna, Inc. "Lattice" cake stand, $25, from Haribon Collection. "Eiffel" linen tablecloth, $360, from Yves Delorme.

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