Best of Boston

1998 Best Wedding Cakes

Cakes to Remember

This is your chance to undo all the stereotypes of inedible wedding cakes: frostings that feel like a furball on your tongue, cake consistencies more like cardboard than chiffon. Ellen Bartlett goes beyond the basics with panache, offering more than a hundred possible combinations: smooth molded fondant, fillings like meringues, fruit purees, and dacquoises, buttercreams in Grand Marnier and Frangelico. The only risk is having the wedding party upstaged by the amazingly customized cakes— you can surprise your British bride with a buttercream replica of Big Ben, or your political hack husband with a miniature State House for a groom’s cake.

248 Cypress St., Brookline, 617-738-8508,