PHOTO: See Lisa Niemi’s Stunning White, 4-Tier Wedding Cake

05/30/2014 at 02:21 PM ET

Lisa Niemi's Wedding Cake

Donna Newman

Though Lisa Niemi and Albert DePrisco were clearly the main attraction at their May 25 nuptials at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, their four-tier wedding cake got a lot of attention, too.

Perhaps even more impressive: The baker, Esmeralda Pinilla, of Couture Cakes in Delray Beach, Florida, had less than a week to design and prepare the custom confection for Niemi (the widow of actor Patrick Swayze) and her husband-to-be. Normally, she has anywhere from two weeks to a year, she says.

“Lisa and Albert came into the shop about ten days before the wedding and looked at my photo albums to get an idea of their choices,” Pinilla tells PEOPLE. “But when they saw a photo of an all-white cake hanging on the wall, that’s the one they wanted.”

The groom, a jeweler, was especially enamored with having “a real white cake,” inside and out, calling himself “traditional,” Pinilla says. So she used cake flour, which is whiter than all-purpose, and white vanilla extract, instead of the more common brown.

Covered in silky white fondant, the white-cake layers were decorated with edible gum-paste lilies and calla lilies, and edged with edible pearls. The handmade blossoms echoed the real wedding flowers.

The filling was whipped cream instead of vanilla custard, “which is too yellow,” the baker says, describing the cake as “simple yet elegant.”

“They were such a sweet couple,” says Pinilla, who scheduled a cake tasting for them the Tuesday before the wedding. “When they were done eating, Albert picked up their plates and put them in the sink. That’s when Lisa joked, ‘Now you see why I’m marrying him!'”

For more exclusive photos and details from inside Niemi’s wedding, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

—Nancy Mattia

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Guest on

Classy all the way.

Anonymous on

Simple elegance…just like Lisa! So glad she’s found love again.

Europa225 on

Yum….I wouldn’t mind a piece of that cake…

idon'thaveaclue on

very beautiful…looks delicious. But I have no idea who either of these people are.

Guest1709 on

Very nice. Wouldn’t say it is “stunning”. Just like any other wedding cake.

sally on

Beautiful cake, it looks delicious!

Dawn on

Everything about her wedding is classy and elegant. Best wishes to her and her new husband.

sally on

@idon’t haveaclue, i’m not sure who he is but, she was married to Patrick Swayze!

Oh Well on

I really like the cake. So simple, clean, and elegant.

Kim on

Beautiful! Congrats!

Leslie on

Simple, elegant. Patrick is smiling down on Lisa.

Leslie on

Simple and elegant. Patrick is smiling down on Lisa.

SandXWest on

Just a cake.

yahoo on

It’s a beautiful cake except for the antlers etched on the sides.

guest on

I’m glad she found happiness, again.

Anonymous on

I am so happy for her! She is a very classy lady! The pictures in People this week were beautiful!

Guest on

Beautiful cake like a beautiful couple. I wish them all the best.

Vicki on

To “Yahoo”-Those aren’t antlers etched in the side. Those are white doves if I’m not mistaken’. 🙂

DaisyMoon on

Beautiful cake, but there’s no such thing as white vanilla extract, unless it’s imitation…pure vanilla is always brown.

DaisyMoon on

To clarify, white vanilla means clear…

guest on

glad she’s happy

Anonymous on

I’m so happy for you….congrats! !!

Susan on


Pam on

Yuck, not a fan of fondant! I’m a baker and I knew that was the one thing my wedding cake wouldn’t have.

Linsey on

Would anyone else want to see Lisa’s classy wedding on the cover of People instead of the King and Queen of KarTRASHian?

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