This enchanting cake takes inspiration from one of Alberta Ferretti's ornately designed dresses. Contributing editor Wendy Kromer, owner of Wendy Kromer Specialty Confections, crafted the blooms from gum paste and attached them to tiers covered in peach-tinted fondant with royal icing. To carry the peach theme to the filling, stick with jam, not fresh fruit. "Fondant cakes are made the day before an event, and anything fresh will start to ooze into the layers in a few hours," she says. As for the batter, opt for white or yellow cake, or add an element of surprise with dramatic dark chocolate.