Many couples look to the wedding cake to showcase their individual style, and rightfully so. But did you realize local bakers could create new-to-you cakes that embrace your affinity for international flair?
Leave it to the French to conceive the croquembouche —a tower of airy profiterole pastries carefully piled high into a cone shape, decorated with caramel threads that add a contrasting crunch. These sweet sculptures are rare here in the states, but Colerain Township’s Artrageous Desserts crafts them to order.
For an authentic south-of-the-border-style wedding cake, look no further than Fairfield-based Panaderia La Mexicana’s tres leches cake. Fittingly translated to “three milks,” this cake has evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and whole milk whipped into the batter, giving it a creamy, lighter-than-air texture, similar to angel food cake.
Pay homage to Cincinnati’s German-American roots with a double-butter coffee cake from hometown creamery and bakery Graeter’s. The legendary rich, buttery cake is crisp on the edges and soft in the center. It’s topped off with a healthy coating of savory almond paste and is finished with a light dusting of confectioners sugar.