No, I don't mean a diamond and ruby cupcake around my neck (although that would be fun). I'm referring to the trend of jewelry for cakes. I think this probably started with sparkly monogram cake toppers for wedding cakes. It has morphed into all manner of metallic and rhinestone accoutrements.
This weekend, I did my first blinged-out wedding cake. It had a rhinestone ribbon around the base of every tier and a rhinestone monogram topper. I must admit, I was a little bit skeptical at first. The final result, however, was really quite beautiful. The flowers softened what could have been a very cold design and the lighting in the ballroom was just right. The cake literally sparkled.
Oh, and for those of you who are interested in such things... The top tier was milk chocolate cake with raspberry. The second tier was yellow cake with strawberry filling. The third was red velvet with cream cheese. The bottom tier was chocolate with cookies and cream. And yes, there are scraps of all four left over. First come, first serve.
Moral of the story? Don't be afraid of a little sparkle. Apparently, even desserts like to accessorize. Glam it up and...
Keep it sweet.