Choosing Your Wedding Cake
Contemporary or Modern Original Design
What it is: A hip take on the traditional cake―it's taller (tiers are four to six inches high) and design-heavy, with repeated patterns
on the sides or the top. (The motif shown is the double wedding ring, often used by quilters.) Tastewise, these cakes are
usually bold. Flavors range from red velvet to hazelnut to hummingbird (a variation of carrot cake, with a twist of pineapple).
What to know: You can ask for any design that piques your interest. A baker can create silhouettes of butterflies, birds, flowers, and more by hand or with pastry cutters.