Sweet Satisfaction

WHIRL Wedding Guide, Volume I

Sweet Satisfaction
Dig into our gallery of the region’s most gorgeous wedding cakes.
By Victoria Bradley

Ornaments are out (skip the statues and frills), and fondant is in (that creamy confection used to coat cakes to look extra smooth). But the best bakers can achieve the expensive look of this extremely even finish with delicious (and cheap!) butter cream. We search high and low, meet the city’s real live cake bosses, and find the sweetest cakes to cut on your wedding day.

Jessica Leuthold & Joshua Young
Photography by Kimberly Reed Photography

This Bethel Bakery creation is an egg-white cake with butter cream icing. A layer of mango filling and a layer of raspberry filling satisfied Jessica and Joshua’s favorite flavors, respectively. Black ribbon adds color contrast and lots of little jewels make this bling-y dessert “bedazzled,” says the bride. Michael Jacobs from Blooms Florist added the flowers, including calla lilies and roses.

The couple, who wed and celebrated at Duquesne University, made a pact to only dab a tiny bit of icing on each other’s noses, which their wedding planner, Katherine Shaw of Trends To Traditions, says is “for good luck.”

About Trends To Traditions

From a complimentary consultation to all inclusive coordination, we offer customized packages and guidance for over 70 possible wedding aspects and service providers. We serve the couple as: coordinator, director, etiquette coach, business manager, family mediator, creative planner, referee, and friend. We evaluate the couple’s needs and desires and match them to the vendors who will best meet their criteria. We help them budget most appropriately, according to their priorities. As Pittsburgh Wedding Planners, we negotiate for better prices and perks. We orchestrate the event from start to finish or simply help a client find one specific service. Katherine Shaw, owner, graduated from Theatre and Film school in 1992. Until the turn of the century, she planned events for the NFL, NHL, the AFL, and the WB network. She is certified as a Wedding Director through the National Bridal Service, is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants, and has coordinated at least partial aspects of over 600 weddings and events in her career. She is supported by a talented staff with an impressive and diverse background. View all posts by Trends To Traditions

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