How Ashlee Simpson Chose Her ‘Naked’ 4-Tier Wedding Cake
“It had a very thin buttercream layer around, so you could actually see the cake color come through,” BCakeNY owner Miriam Milord tells PEOPLE. “The cake had a lot of fresh flowers and berries on it. It was not a very classic wedding cake finish.”
The “bohemian-style” confection also fit in with the overall theme of the reception. “The cake matched perfectly with the décor and the centerpieces. We actually worked together with the florist,” says Milord, who estimated 12 different kinds of flowers were used including garden roses, azaleas as well as leaves and pieces of twigs for a “very natural” look.
The show stopper also stayed within an autumnal palette. “They used fall colors like burgundy, red, orange and green,” says Milord, and to add to the enchanted feel, “the cake itself sat on a round, dark mahogany board.”
And the collaboration process proved to be a cinch for the baker and the newlyweds. “We very easily clicked on what they were looking for and what we created for them was exactly what they wanted,” says Milord. “I think they just wanted something that matched the original décor and the bohemian-style decorations that [Ashlee] put together with [wedding planner] Mindy Weiss.
And the couple’s feedback: “That it was perfect,” says Milord.