Chocolate Splendor and Fallen Angels

The title may suggest the beginnings of a smutty romance novel (…not that I read those…), but I assure you that this post is indeed about our wedding confections. You see, up until about a week ago, Mr. Tartlet and I were set on serving a variety of cupcakes at our reception. However, when we met with Debbie Meyers of Sweet and Savory Bakeshop to finalize the flavors and details, we were presented with the opportunity to sample two cakes whose flavor simply blew all of our cupcake plans out the window.

For your virtual tasting pleasure, I give you the first of three kinds of cake we’ll have at our wedding: Chocolate Splendor, an 8-layer cake including 2 layers of yellow chiffon with Grand Marnier, 2 layers of chocolate souffle pastry, 2 layers of chocolate mousse, and 2 layers of espresso buttercream. Feast your eyes on the miniature, 4-layer version in the foreground below:


The second cake we’ll have is the Fallen Angel, a truly decadent dessert composed of alternating layers of a flourless chocolate cake and a mixture of dark chocolate and white chocolate mousse. It’s rich and sinfully delicious.


We were concerned that some of our guests may not take to the more adventurous flavors we’re privy to as a couple, so the third and final cake we’ll serve is a classic yellow cake with French-style buttercream and raspberry marmalade filling. This cake is the slice on the right:


Two other delicious combinations on this plate are lemon cake with buttercream filling and chocolate cake with Bailey’s mousse filling (which is still one of Mr. Tartlet’s favorites)

We’re deviating away from the traditional presentation of a single, tiered wedding cake, and instead will have three individual cakes set up like so:


Each cake will be uniquely decorated based off these inspiration photos we shared with Debbie at our meeting. Our two-tiered cake for cutting will look something like this:


Sarah Rhoads via Style Me Pretty

One of the side cakes will be frosted with little petals like this:


Annie Gerber Photography via Hi-Fi Weddings

While the remaining cake will take after this sweet little number in the middle:


Jennifer Young via Green Wedding Shoes

Debbie is going to tint the buttercream frosting to reflect our wedding colors while simultaneously adding some cohesion to the three cakes, all of which will be displayed upon vintage milk glass cake stands we’ve collected over the past few months:


Sweet, sweet victory! It felt so good to check this item off our “to do” list with confidence.

Has anyone else meandered away from the tradition of only having one cake? What flavor makes your mouth water?


Mrs. Tartlet

Rochester, MI
Wedding Date:
May 2011
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  1. Member
    allee2388 199 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:24 pm

    @Miss Tartlet: @Miss Tartlet:

    I know Debbie (her daughter and I are besties), and of course, her AMAZING cakes. So glad you went with Sweet and Savory. They really are the absolute best. 🙂

  2. mscottoncandy Bee
    mscottoncandy 436 posts, Helper bee @ 10:42 pm

    omg your cake stands are to dies for! so jealous!

  3. Pincushion Bee
    Pincushion 1074 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:51 am

    Gad! So beautiful and so delicious looking! I want to eat that Fallen Angel cake RIGHT NOW!!

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    missrav 72 posts, Worker bee @ 11:10 am

    At the risk of this sounding bizarre, the first cake was actually in my dream last night. Chocolate splendor, I believe? 🙂 The mini bites. lol. They must be good.

  5. husky Bee
    husky 1750 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:41 pm


  6. bacon Bee
    bacon 695 posts, Busy bee @ 9:21 pm

    I want to eat them ALLLLLLLLL! I love that you’re doing three different cakes instead of just one. So unique!

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