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Velvet Sky Bakery Creates a Floral Fantasy That is Almost Too Pretty To Eat

By Emily Goulet | January 14, 2021 |

1343MadeleineStolperandMichaelHendersonCohen.jpgVelvet Sky Bakery spent over 50 hours creating the 2,400 individual buds on this four-tiered cake.

For a lush backyard garden wedding, Jordan Harvey, the owner of Jenkintown’s Velvet Sky Bakery, created this dreamy confection: four decadent tiers (Belgian chocolate cake with homemade salted caramel buttercream, and lavender cake with local honey lemon buttercream) encircled with delicate sugar flowers. The wispy blooms—there are 2,400 individual buds, modeled after bell-shaped lilies of the valley— took more than 50 hours to make, each one painstakingly crafted by hand and then applied to the cake on-site. (“We had very sore fingers in the end!” Harvey says.) The end result? A garden’s worth of flowers, pretty enough to pluck—and almost too pretty to eat. $2,500, will serve 180 people,

Photography by: Philip Gabriel Photography