From Our Editors
The bakers at Rose Marie Custom Cakes carry a firm belief that cakes are for more than just eating, proffering double-take-worthy confections disguised as Coach purses, open books, or footballs. The bakers start their masterpieces with a base of one of more than 40 cake flavors—including butterscotch rum and margarita—within which hide fillings, such as raspberry buttercream and vanilla-coffee mousse. Next, the cake designers choose from one of 25 colorful icings or assemble fondant and candy pieces to emphasize any event's theme, from Sponge Bob birthdays to Emily Dickinson bachelorette parties. Rose Marie's bakers also whip up decadent pies and prepackaged sweet treats for fundraisers, including chocolate-covered pretzels and loaded caramel apples.