Pretty pleating means something else entirely when presented in dessert form. Namely, a couture-inspired confection that is long on style but short on fuss. Here, Wendy Kromer covered square tiers in ivory fondant, fashioned pleats out of gum paste, and then secured them to the cake with royal icing. Keeping with the sartorial aesthetic: a custom-tailored tablecloth made by folding fabric into pleats, then pinching and sewing together where they meet. Beribboned favor boxes complete the look.
Martha Stewart Collection cake stand, Macys. Gift boxes, Party 'n Beyond.