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PATTON OSWALT & MEREDITH SALENGER
The comedian and his new bride had some helping (little) hands when it came to their decadent cake. “I have a sister who has two little girls who are 7 and 10, my best friend Nikka Costa has a little girl who’s 11, and my other best friend Ever Carradine has a little girl who’s 6, and it was really important for me to incorporate all the kids who mattered to me in my life, because I haven’t had my own children,” Salenger says. “I’ve been Auntie Mere to all of these children since the days they were born. Patton and I came up with the idea of just having a plain white wedding cake and having all the little girls decorate our cake. We got all different shades of pink candies and flowers, and we had the girls decorate it. Alice was super proud that she formed the candies into an M + P.”
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ELENA DELLE DONNE & AMANDA CLIFTON
"When one of the brides is a WNBA star you need a tall cake!!" Betsy Thorleifson, the baker behind Nine Cakes in Brooklyn, wrote of the 11-tier dessert she created for Donne and the Olympian's big day. During the reception, which was put on by The Knot’s Dream Wedding franchise, the wedding cake standing at 6’5″ tall (the same height as Donne!) was wheeled onto the dance floor.
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JUSTIN HARTLEY & CHRISHELL STAUSE
The This Is Us star and his new bride—who were married on Oct. 28 during an emotional outdoor ceremony—chose a pink ombre look for their three-tier confection for a very special reason. The design created by Sweet Lady Jane bakery intentionally mirrored the rose petals that covered the aisle at their wedding—both the aisle and the cake transitioned from dark pink to white.
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BRITTANY DANIEL & ADAM TOUNI
At her Los Angeles nutials, the Sweet Valley High alum ditched the classic white frosting for a replica of Banksy's iconic Balloon Girl mural using black and orange fondant.
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JULIANNE HOUGH & BROOKS LAICH
When the Dancing With the Stars judge was deciding on a wedding cake for her July nuptials to the NHL star, she pictured a "simple, elegant design,” cake decorator Kayla Carey told PEOPLE of the dessert covered with all-white buttercream frosting and embellished with a cascade of fresh flowers. “As far as flavors go, Julianne lives a pretty healthy lifestyle and didn’t want anything too heavy,” said Carey. “Each tier was four layers of cake with a layer of strawberries and cream, a layer of blackberries and cream and a layer of raspberries and cream.”
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NOEL FISHER & LAYLA ALIZADA
The cake at the couple's backyard wedding was extra special to them because it was made by a loved one. The actress’s best friend put together the two-tier creation with an all-white frosting in a wavy design and decorated with fresh flowers and greenery. And it wasn't the only homemade dessert at their big day. The Shameless star's mother made fresh fruit crisps and Alizada's bridesmaid provided red velvet and chocolate cupcakes.
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PETA MURGATROYD & MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKY
At the Dancing with the Stars pros' July wedding in Long Island, New York, the couple's cake certainly took center stage. Made by pastry chef Daniel Andreotti, the four-tier stunner featured a twirling cascade of pink and white flowers and hundreds — if not thousands — of shimmery pearls. “There are so many flowers and candles and crystals everywhere,” the bride said while planning their big day. “I wanted the entire celebration to be super-chic and glamorous. I just wanted it to be just so pure and gorgeous.”
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TARA LIPINSKI & TODD KAPOSTASY
Standing at six layers tall, the Ashley Bakery creation was covered in real roses and intricate detailing and each level featured a different flavor. Atop the cake stood a special Gone with the Wind topper (Lipinski was named after the fictional Georgia plantation from the 1939 film).
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ITALIA SMITH & LAMAR CARDINEZ
"My eldest daughter got married," rapper LL Cool J posted, with a shot of the newlyweds standing next to their stunning floral cake. The two said "I do" on Long Island on Saturday.
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LAURA BELL BUNDY & THOM HINKLE
The Broadway star's country-themed California wedding featured a cake inspired by her favorite Kentucky dessert: Derby Pie. The confection was a 3-tier, gluten-free chocolate cake with bourbon pecan mousse filling layered with chocolate chips. The frosting on the cake was a vanilla bean buttercream, which was drizzled with bourbon confectioners' glaze to create the trendy drip look on top.
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EMMY ROSSUM & SAM ESMAIL
Rossum and Mr. Robot creator cut into a four-tier wedding cake in front of friends, family and costars who came out to celebrate their marriage at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City on May 28. The simple dessert sat on a colorful arrangement of florals and was described as the "BEST wedding cake ever" by a guest.
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TOM DALEY & DUSTIN LANCE BLACK
On the day of their May 6 nuptials in Devon, England, the British Olympic diver surprised Black with a five-tier, red, white and blue cake made by U.K. bakery Crumbs & Doilies. The dessert featured layers of banana chocolate chip cake (Daley’s favorite) and carrot cake (Black’s favorite) and each tier had its own unique patriotic design, including one decorated with white chocolate bark made by Daley himself.
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PENN BADGLEY & DOMINO KIRKE
The Gossip Girl alum and singer chose an organic, vegan, and gluten-free orange blossom cake made by Lael Cakes to commemorate tying the knot on Feb. 27. Baker Emily Lael Aumiller finished the semi-naked and marble tiers by decorating with fresh kumquats, brown turkey figs and blackberries.
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MICHAEL PHELPS & NICOLE JOHNSON
While celebrating their marriage for a third time on New Year's Eve, the couple served a black and gold Art Deco-style dessert made up of half vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream and vanilla bean buttercream and half chocolate Devil’s food cake with Reese’s peanut butter cup buttercream and chocolate buttercream.
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MARK BALLAS & BC JEAN
The Dancing with the Stars pro and his Alexander Jean bandmate tried 13 cakes before their Nov. 25 wedding. "The funny thing is we picked the first one we tried!" said Ballas of the celestial-themed seven-tier creation with layers of “pink velvet” and Neapolitan cake.
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LOUISE ROE & MACKENZIE HUNKIN
“The most delicious cake I’ve ever tasted!” the TV host said of the stunning vanilla sponge cake topped with kumquats she served at her October nuptials.
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ADRIENNE BAILON & ISRAEL HOUGHTON
In addition to classic French dessert options at their Nov. 11 Paris wedding, the couple served a traditional American wedding cake decorated with floral and tufted designs. The six-tiered confection by SweetNess & Cook was made with red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting.
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ANNA CAMP & SKYLAR ASTIN
It may look simple on the outside but the Pitch Perfect co-star’s wedding cake by Crushcakes was made up of two layers of Rice Krispies treats, and three different cake flavors: salted caramel, carrot crush and lemon berry. Plus, the cascade of pastel flowers tied in perfectly with the rest of the dessert table outfitted by La Tavola Fine Linen Rental.
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CORBIN BLEU & SASHA CLEMENTS
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RICHARD MARX & DAISY FUENTES
After tying the knot at a pre-Christmas ceremony in Aspen, Colorado in December, the '80s icon and TV host celebrated their wedding at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. on Feb. 4 with a six-tier confection. The traditional white cake featured decorative piping and a cascade of fresh flowers.
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RACHAEL RAY & JOHN CUSIMANO
For her vow renewal ceremony on Sept. 19 in Italy, the celebrity chef's cake had four tiers: The first consisted of a chantilly cream with wild berries, the second a pistachio and raspberry, then hazelnut and chocolate, and finally vanilla with chocolate – all topped off with a vanilla frosting and adorned with fresh grapes.
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TRACY MORGAN & MEGAN WOLLOVER
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CHRIS KLEIN & LAINA ROSE THYFAULT
The American Pie star had not one, not two, but three gorgeous cakes at hisMontana wedding. This two-tiered unfrosted cake had a coconut base, almond-flavored top, and was layered with strawberry buttercream and fresh strawberries. The second cake was made with layered crepes, pastry cream, fresh figs, and honey, and the third emulated the flavors of a pecan pie.
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VANESSA WILLIAMS & JIM SKRIP
Good as gold! The actress’ four-tiered, square wedding cake matched her shimmering dress as part of the reception’s Egyptian-themed décor. Created by Muscoreil’s Fine Desserts in Buffalo, N.Y., the inside consisted of double dark chocolate with a layer of ganache, chocolate chantilly cream and fresh strawberries.
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KIM COLES & REGGIE MCKIVER
The former In Loving Color star took some help from the internet with her wedding cake, ordering edible butterflies from Etsy to add pops of color to the classic two-tiered white cake. The cake itself had a strawberry-filled vanilla layer on top and a chocolate layer on the bottom – talk about having it all.
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TYLER HUBBARD & HAYLEY STOMMEL
This elegant four-tiered white almond cake from the Florida Georgia Line musician's Idaho wedding matched the bride's attire and the groom's as well. The decadent outer layer of Italian buttercream frosting gave way to white cake with alternating layers of mascarpone and homemade raspberry jam.
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HEATHER MORRIS & TAYLOR HUBBELL
Why have one cake when you can have four? The Glee actress' quartet of confections at her California wedding included one white cake with raspberry puree, another with strawberries and French whipped cream, and two chocolate cakes with chocolate mousse (because you can never have too much chocolate, obviously).
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PERREY REEVES & AARON FOX
"The most beautiful and delicious wedding cake ever!!" the Entourage star, who married Aaron Fox on June 12 in L.A., said on Instagram. "Thank you @cakestudiola Sonia you are a baking genius!" The 4-tiered, flower-adorned confection was presented on a beautiful metallic stand, and next to it stood a fox and squirrel 'bride and groom' – a clever tribute to the groom's last name.
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ANN WILSON & DEAN WETTER
The Heart singer's beautiful berry-filled cake perfectly fit the Topanga, California wedding's purple theme, right down to the cascading irises – a special request from the bride.
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CHARLIE WHITE & TANITH BELBIN
The Olympic ice dancers were surrounded by greenery at their Michigan wedding at the Planterra Conservatory, so it's no surprise that their wedding cake had the same elegant, natural touch. The newlyweds opted for a four-layer vanilla cake with raspberry curd and vanilla buttercream decorated with fresh flowers and a painted edible gold crimped edge from Sweet Heather Anne bakery in Ann Arbor.
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LAUREN SCRUGGS & JASON KENNEDY
Though Scruggs's style for her December 12 wedding to the E! News co-host leaned toward traditional, she wanted a contemporary cake – not a problem for Fancy Cakes by Lauren, a Dallas bakery. After studying the bride's Pinterest boards, baker/owner Lauren Kitchens dreamed up a glamorous six-tier confection that was “light and ethereal," she said. The buttercream-covered layers (amaretto with toffee filling and vanilla with salted caramel mousse) were decorated with hand-made deep pink sugar flowers, lace appliqués made from fondant and paper thin ombré chocolate ruffles.
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DANICA MCKELLAR & SCOTT SVESLOKY
Solve this equation: 1 vanilla layer with pineapple filling + 1 chocolate layer with coconut cream + 1 red velvet layer with cream cheese = ???. Answer: McKellar and Svesloky's wedding cake! “We wanted something for everyone, and the pineapple and coconut kept it faithful to our luau-themed reception,” says the former Wonder Years star and math-education advocate about the couple's November 22 wedding on a Kauai, Hawaii, beach. How did the buttercream-frosted cake taste? As McKellar posted on Twitter, "It was yummy."
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JENNY MCCARTHY & DONNIE WAHLBERG
Roses say romance, and that's exactly what McCarthy and Wahlberg wanted the cake served at their August 31 wedding celebration near Chicago to convey. Covered with 12 dozen cascading red roses that started at the top and wound their way around, the six-tiered, white buttercream cake was a collaborative effort by the couple and baker Alain Roby of All Chocolate Kitchen. The cake was made with alternating layers of red velvet, vanilla custard creme brûlée and Roby’s famous devil’s food cake (a special request from the couple). And those amazing roses? They were made of sugar and edible!
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CHERYL HINES & ROBERT F. KENNEDY, JR.
We're glad the actress and her political-activist fiancé didn't elope as originally planned – because then she and Montilio's Baking Company of Boston would never have designed this gorgeous four-tiered cake! Feeding about 250 guests, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Larry David, who attended the couple's August 2 nuptials at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, the pale pink confection featured white cake with white buttercream and hand-painted blue flowers etched in gold.
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JESSICA SIMPSON & ERIC JOHNSON
It's no surprise that the fashion-minded Simpson, whose clothing line is a hit, would coordinate her wedding cake with her gown. Playing off the dress's gold embroidery, the cake – by Joanie and Leigh's Cakes in Bel Air, California – was covered in an elegant burnished gold fondant, as well as a layer of fluffy Italian meringue buttercream. And instead of having just one flavor combo, Simpson and Johnson, who married July 5, chose two: coconut cake with a coconut cream filling and vanilla cake with mixed berries and cream.
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DAVE COULIER & MELISSA BRING
A fancy-schmancy tower of tiers wouldn't have matched the country-cool vibe at the July 2 Montana wedding of the Full House star and his photographer girlfriend. Instead, their 100 guests, including his former costars John Stamos, Bob Saget and Candace Cameron Bure, were treated to a more casual cake that was "naked" (no frosting) and homemade (courtesy of the bride's best friend's mother). The chocolate layers were filled with salted caramel and the vanilla layers with raspberry sauce. Guests loved it so much, says the bride, "there wasn't much left!"
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KATIE COURIC & JOHN MOLNER
For the talk-show host and her now-husband, who exchanged vows on June 21 at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, New York, it was important to finish off the multi-course reception meal with a cake that was delicious but light. The perfect ending turned out to be a three-tier strawberry-lemon cake paired with the hotel's house-made lemon thyme and strawberry sorbets. The strawberries couldn't have been any fresher: The hotel restaurant, overseen by Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio, grows its own out back.
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THE LITTLE COUPLE'S JEN & BILL
When you're throwing a surprise vow renewal for your wife, you want to make sure she's going to like everything, including the cake! Bill enlisted Houston's Who Made the Cake to create a sugar showpiece for the June 2014 affair. Since Jen loves starfish, the cake had a nautical theme, including hand-painted chocolate fondant shells, starfish and coral. The flavor? The tiers alternated between white cake with vanilla buttercream and chocolate-chocolate chip cake with chocolate ganache filling and chocolate fudge buttercream.
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LISA NIEMI & ALBERT DEPRISCO
As soon as Niemi, the widow of Patrick Swayze, and DePrisco saw a photo of an all-white wedding cake hanging on the wall of Couture Cakes bakery in Delray Beach, Florida, they knew they'd found the cake of their dreams for their May 25 I dos. Covered in silky white fondant, the dessert featured white-cake layers, whipped cream filling, edible pearls and handmade gum-paste lilies and calla lilies. It was as simple and elegant as the wedding itself.
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JAMIE LYNN SPEARS & JAMIE WATSON
When it came time to pick out a wedding cake for her March 14 nuptials, Spears put her trust in New Orleans bakery The Cocoa Bean, where she's been a regular for years. The singer, whose fiancé and assistant were on the cake committee since she was out of town, sent a picture and told the bakers, "This is the idea I want. Just run with it and do your thing." That thing turned out to be a traditional vanilla and almond cake covered in vanilla-bean buttercream and edible roses.
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KALEY CUOCO & RYAN SWEETING
How do you get a six-tier wedding cake to dangle from a crystal chandelier? Very carefully. When The Big Bang Theory actress married her tennis-pro boyfriend on December 31 and wanted a wedding that was over the top, L.A.'s Butter End came onboard with a literal upside-down cake. Thanks to a custom rig and a platoon of sandbags that matched the weight of the cake, the suspended confection was secure and ready for showtime. While the flavorings weren't as dramatic, they were untraditional: almond with toasted almond cream cheese buttercream frosting and chocolate almond cherry with cherry cream cheese buttercream frosting.
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MARIO LOPEZ & COURTNEY MAZZA
One of the sweetest moments at the Extra host and his new wife's 2012 wedding was when they cut the cake with help from their 2-year-old daughter, Gia. The five-tiered pink creation, baked by Cake Boss’s Buddy Valastro, had a winter-wonderland-meets-beach theme, perfect for a December wedding held in Punta Mita, Mexico.
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