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Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring

Store-bought accents are an easy, inexpensive way to dress up a plain wedding cake. This wired faux boxwood garland from Bell'occhio, for example, is easily bent into swags and a wreath topper. Have your caterer create a basic cake (ours is covered with textured fondant icing and piped royal-icing details), and affix the garland with dabs of royal icing. Form a wreath with more of the trim, keeping extra on the end to wrap around a wooden skewer; insert the skewer in the cake's top tier. Add a dainty ribbon bow -- and leave it at that.

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