Wendy Kromer is a frequent contributor to Martha Stewart Living and a guest on Martha's television show. Her signature cake and cookie decorating style is graceful and whimsical, transforming the often tired conventions of sugar roses and beribboned tiers into something much more artistic. The thing that makes her really stand out, however, is that she offers many of her beautiful decorations for sale through her website, Wendy Kromer Confections. The decorations, like the hellebore leaves and flowers seen above, are hand-sculpted out of gum-paste and placed on wire for construction.
These are fairly expensive and do need to be ordered several weeks ahead of time. One hellebore flower, for instance, runs about $9.50. Boxes of 16 marzipan fall leaves are about $22. But for a special cake or dessert, these might make a wonderful accent for those of us who are decidedly not so artistic.