Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Dazzling confections.

Byline: TASTINGS By Jane Mahoney * Photos by Adolphe Pierre-Louis

Sleek but flavorful cakes take center stage at today's weddings

Today, it would be hard to find a plain white wedding cake tucked away unobtrusively in the corner of the reception hall. Instead, wedding cakes in dazzling flavors and designs are up front and center.

"A cake is one of the few traditions that runs through all weddings," says Nadine Panache, the namesake of Cakes by Nadine and a cake baker for the past 18 years. "It's a real symbolic aspect of sharing."

The multitiered dessert can be the centerpiece at a wedding celebration. Guests may remember it fondly for years to come. …

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