Our good friends Essie and Alexander got married last month at the Green Building in Brooklyn. Not only are these a couple of our favorite people, but they have excellent taste in desserts: they asked us to whip up a cake and a dessert table that would feed 150 of their closest friends and family; nod to their time living in New York, Seattle, and Paris; and use flavors from their favorite cocktail, Sweet Ups’ blackberry-and-gin Bramble. Challenge accepted.
Here’s our menu. First, an around-the-world cake: layers of honey, ginger, and lemon cake with blackberry filling and lemon curd.
Next, a Bramble cupcake to match: ginger cakes with honey lemon frosting and fresh blackberries.
Of course, we needed some minis for the chocolate lovers: pistachio cakes with chocolate frosting, plus chocolate beer cakes with salted caramel.
And finally, some bite-size snacks to round out the night: candied mixed nuts and spicy caramel corn by the scoop, plus Parisian-style macarons in lemon, rose, and chocolate lavender.
We couldn’t be happier for Essie and AKP. Thanks for making us part of the best wedding ever!
(As always, you can find more photos on our Flickr. These last two shots courtesy Liz Ligon.)