We recently had the chance to provide dessert for a networking meeting of the New England Chapter of the National Association of Catering and Events (NACE) in Boston. I saw it as an opportunity to be playful with some recent wedding cake trends and a bold color palette of black, white and pink. A square cupcake stand was covered in black and white damask paper. It was the perfect backdrop for chocolate chip cupcakes with a swirl of pink buttercream and a sprinkle of sugar pearls. The three small cakes were finished in buttercream and they are examples of the trend towards textured designs. A pink and white textured hombre pattern is seen on one cake. Another cake had an over-all design of roses in pink buttercream, while the third cake with smooth sides was garnished with coconut on the top as another way to achieve a textured look. The cake flavors were Margarita Cake with Tequila and Lime, Chocolate Cake with Cappuccino Truffle filling and Pumpkin Spice Cake with a Caramel filling, something for everyone! Thanks to Jill Person of Person+ Killian Photography for these beautiful images.