All About Little People, Big World Star Zach Roloff’s Unique Poppyseed Raspberry Wedding Cake

08/02/2015 at 12:16 PM ET

Zach Roloff Wedding Cake
Julia Green Photography

He may not have known that ranunculus were in the bouquets or the particulars of the seating chart, but Little People, Big World star Zach Roloff took the lead when it came to choosing his wedding cake with bride Tori.

The pair called on baker Carrie Ann Schubert of the Beaverton Bakery in Beaverton, Oregon, to create their 5-tiered poppyseed cake with fresh raspberry filling and chocolate ganache. It was a unique dessert, Schubert tells PEOPLE, that the groom was most excited about.

“We’ve made poppyseed cake for years,” says Schubert of her family’s 90-year-old local bakery. “We normally put lemon cream cheese filling in it, but they wanted to try this unique flavoring, so we did that for them. It turned out really nice.”

Schubert, who’s baked for Roloff family events many times before, says the couple were going for “a rustic kind of look” to match their country-chic theme and farm venue. “The cake sat on a piece of wood, and we used a country-looking spiral technique with the French butter cream icing. It was really simple. Anything too fancy going out to the farm just doesn’t look right.”

As for who took charge at the tasting, “I really think it was Zach,” says Schubert. “He’s had our cakes before with his mom and as I was sitting with them, Zach was right out front letting everybody know what he wanted.”

Zach Roloff Wedding
Julia Green Photography

For the poppyseed cake, “our secret ingredient is cooking sherry,” reveals Schubert. For the filling she made a jam from scratch using fresh frozen raspberries from Oregon. Then came the chocolate element: “We use Darigold whipping cream,” says Schubert. “That’s what makes our ganache just melt in your mouth.”

The couple and their nearly 200 guests couldn’t agree more. “I got a note from Tori,” says Schubert. “Everything tasted and turned out fantastic!”

—Janine Rayford Rubenstein

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“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

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Yummmmm. That sounds really good!! I wonder if it is a cake any baker can make??

Tina on

Stopped watching this show. At first I really liked it and how it highlighted their lives and how they overcame obstacles.,
But then it seems like it just aired when the family needed money since the show did officially end! It doesn’t seem authentic. I wish them luck but I think they need to start living their lives off camera.

Aussie cathie on

Google the loveliness of this guy and brother Jeremy ….. Racists homophobes whilst reciting bible verses!! Sound familiar??

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Anonymous on

That sounds amazing!

sue on

The show ran consistently, not when they “needed money”.

eusebio manuel vestias pecurto on

Thank yoy article good luck

Monday on

Nice of the baker to share the secret ingredients. It sounds delicious.

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Anne on

I have very fond memories of going to Beaverton Bakery when I lived in Beaverton, OR. Fantastic bakery.

Anonymous on

Yeah that Bakery messed up on my wedding cake. Won’t use them ever again!

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