Photo by Caitlin Abrams
Wedding cakes in the Twin Cities
Think beyond vanilla and treat your taste buds to one of the Twin Cities' hottest—and most delicious—cake flavors.
TUXEDO SALTED CARAMEL
"The alternating Valrhona chocolate and vanilla cake layers offer the best of both worlds. The housemade salted caramel sauce keeps the cake layers moit, and sprinkles of fleur de sel add the perfect salty complement to the sweet and fluffy Italian-style caramel buttercream."
Cocoa & Fig, Gaviidae Common, 612-333-1485, cocoaandfig.com
"Our pink lemonade cake combines the nostalgic flavor of pink lemonade with fresh sliced strawberries in whipped cream for a sophisticated twist on summer comfort."
Gateaux, Inc., 15705 35th Ave. N., Plymouth, 763-577-9815, gateaux-inc.com
"Our red velvet was so popular, we thought it needed a little sister. The pink has a good visual impact and a lot of people choose it to bring the color of their wedding to the inside of the cake."
Queen of Cakes, 7104 Amundson Ave., Edina, 952-942-7628, queen-of-cakes.com
"You get a few bites of chocolate and white cake, for those who can't decide, and it's fabulous for summer because of the creamy but light strawberry mousse filling."
Buttercream Cakes & Desserts, 18172 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, 952-249-0390; 682 Transfer Rd., St. Paul, 651-642-9400, buttercream.info
"Paired with a tart layer of cream cheese frosting, tangy lemon curd, and finished with a Madagascar Bourbon vanilla bean frosting, this combination delights the palate with a match made in heaven."
Nadia Cakes, 11650 Fountains Drive, Ste. 207, Maple Grove, 763-575-8885, nadiacakes.com
"Our almond cake (with raspberry jam filling and white buttercream frosting) isn't too rich or heavy at the end of a meal. The raspberry jam gives it a little something extra—not just in looks, but in flavor as well."
The Sweet Retreat, 5013 France Ave. S., Mpls., 612-353-6230, thesweetretreat.com