Photo by Heather Nan
Butter, flour, eggs,
oil, vanilla and sugar combine to create a sweet, magical treat. According to wedding cake history, the tradition began with Roman grooms who smashed barley bread over their bride’s heads to seal the deal. Fortunately, we’ve come a long way since then. But one thing that continues to inspire today’s bakers, like Pippa Cakery’s Tauri Tucker, is the simplistic baking practices of ancient times.

Say goodbye to multiple tiers, over-decorative frosting and genetically-modified additives. Today’s artisanal cakes represent one ideal: wholesome ingredients adorned with minimal frosting. The best part? The pastry tastes delicious. Now, that’s icing on the cake. 

 A party without cake is just a meeting.” —Julia Child

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