Make Your Cake Do Double Duty This Holiday Season

updated May 1, 2019
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So, you made a cake and it’s a real show-stopper. The only problem? Your guests won’t get to see it until the end of the night and then, before you know it, it’s gone.

Well, no more, I say! Have your cake, gaze at it, and then eat it too.

As an interior designer and stylist, I can’t help but think that how the food looks is just as important as how it tastes. It follows, then, that my absolute favorite culinary project is a big and beautiful well-frosted cake. Sometimes, I wish I could serve three courses of cake, just to give me a vehicle to decorate!

And all that hard work and beautiful design deserves to make an entrance before the dinner is winding down — am I right? So why not let your cake take center stage of your table setting? Not only will you get to show off your skills, but it’s also really the only decor you’ll need to set the scene.

Try decorating the cake in interesting and unusual ways for a fun opportunity to play with color and theme, like this marzipan tree cake I spotted on Oh Happy Day! Just think: Your desert will pull double duty at your next dinner, all while getting the recognition it deserves.