Feeling the pinch of the economy, but not willing to sacrifice style and flavor? A cupcake wedding cake from Petites Bouchées (pictured at left) may be your perfect solution. Founder Veronica Perez created the bouquet-like concoctions after asking herself, "How can I make a cupcake wedding cake pretty?"
The creations are cost-efficient, and cake flavors range from basics like chocolate and vanilla to the ever-popular red velvet. Noteworthy, too, is the buttercream frosting, which can be customized to specific taste buds. (If you love passion fruit or rum raisin as much as your fiancé, you're in luck.)
Each cake can be decorated according to the bride's taste. Dainty filigree wrappers add whimsical touches, and striking stands holding up to five tiers are available for rent. For a touch of tradition, brides may opt for a top-tier cutting cake. For more information, contact Perez at Petites Bouchées (332-8699, petitesbouchees.com) at least six months in advance of your big day.