Edible Pearls: Mikimoto-Inspired Wedding Cake

Sep 10, 2010

As you plan your wedding day, one of the most delectable details is the cake tasting. There is a wide variety of cake designs and flavors to choose from, and we were thrilled to come across a cake on “The Bride’s Guide” from Martha Stewart Weddings that was inspired by one of our favorite brands, Mikimoto.

Maggie LaBaugh, chef and owner of MagPie’s Cake in Washington, D.C., has created an exquisite black pearl cake that illustrates elegance, detail, and sophistication with its white fondant, black “pearls” and weathered “shell.”

“For hundreds of years, the Black South Sea pearl has been revered as one of nature’s most exquisite and rare creations. When Kokichi Mikimoto opened his first pearl shop in 1899, the cultured treasures were put into reach at last,” says LaBaugh. “This cake, like the oyster itself, is a study in contrast: shimmering black spheres tumble from the rough, weathered shell perched on smooth white fondant. Take a bite! It’s all sugar…”

If you’d rather wear your pearls instead of eat them, King Jewelers offers a wide selection of Mikimoto pearls, including earrings, necklaces, and rings featuring Black South Sea pearls. They also make great gifts for your bridal party!

Established in 1912, King Jewelers has proudly styled jewelry and timepiece aficionados from around the world. A pioneer among independent couture jewelers, King Jewelers has built an outstanding reputation steeped in quality, value and first-class customer service. King Jewelers offers bridal consultations for brides and grooms with the expert advice of its in-house bridal stylists. King Jewelers offers brides and grooms a first-class experience, conveniently offering custom designs for engagement rings and wedding bands, luxury designer bridal jewelry, watches for him, bridal party gifts, and gift registration, as well as engravings, appraisals, and expert jewelry cleaning. With two store locations in Aventura, FL and Nashville, TN, King Jewelers has won numerous awards as the Southeast’s top jewelry store and diamond wholesaler. King Jewelers is a member of the Jewelers of America, American Watch Guild, and the American Society of Appraisers. King Jewelers has GIA Certified Gemologists and offers expert jewelry and watch repairs. For additional information, please visit www.Kings1912.com.

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