Whether youâ€™re planning a casual buffet-style breakfast or a fancy late-afternoon fete, one thingâ€™s for sure: dessert will be on your bridal shower menu. We love how each of these crowd-pleasing cakes from the newest book in Martha Stewart's best-selling baking series, Martha Stewart's Cakes, complements a unique celebration style.
What better place to start than with a classic? Impress shower guests with this fresh take on lemon cake starring layers of textures and tastes, with sweetened whipped cream, and fresh mixed berries.
No pastry school experience? No problem. You can still DIY this beautiful dessert thanks to an easier way to pipe buttercream roses: Just one oversize star tip creates each bloom. The pastry bag is filled with two shades of frosting, half untinted and half blush to create an edible blooming centerpiece for a spring shower or a pink-themed party. Underneath, four layers of sponge cake are brushed with a light-rum syrup and sandwiched with pastry cream.
These individual-size cheesecakes made in muffin tins are just as cuteâ€”and irresistibleâ€”as cupcakes. The homemade pomegranate jelly makes a festive and tasty topping. You can substitute another flavor to suit your wedding season or color palette making these treats suitable for an array of different party themes.
This cake capped off with bourbon-spiked whipped cream and candied pecans is fancy but far from fussy. The layers studded with candied nuts and the boozy topping are uncomplicated to create and can be made in stages, while the caramelized pears are a seasonal ode to fall or winter.
Get even more showstopper cake recipes sure to make any bridal shower memorable in newest book in Martha Stewart's best-selling baking series. Consider it your go-to cake guide, including preparation tips galore, an illustrated primer of decorating techniques, and lots more.
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