Despite the ill-colored ribbon trim, my cake was so gorgeous! I was blown away by how wonderful it turned out. I showed a picture hoping for a paler imitation but I got exactly what I wanted and at steal! Cakes, if you are unaware, are fiendishly expensive, but my mother found and charmed a baker at our local Gelson's for something fabulous. I am rather proud of her. It was lemon with raspberry filing and I think the fruit was marzipan. I thought he would just place ready made marzipan, which can be gorgeous, but he made it from scratch. This man is wasted on Gelson's.
This was a "smaller" couple's cake, hence it looks a wee bit tiny. Everyone else got red velvet with truffles that was cut up in the back and served. This is a great way to cut costs while still serving a good treat.