I Do with Doughnuts

PRODUCT Doughnut cakes HOW IT STARTED Brides and grooms in the South wanted their favorite pastry nearby JUDGMENT An unconventional touch to a formal day

Birthday cakes began to go informal last year when Martha Stewart suggested celebrating with towers of Rice Krispies treats in lieu of a traditional cake; now wedding cakes are following suit. In cities such as Baltimore, Md., and Atlanta newlyweds are replacing that most staid and serious of confections with a more lighthearted and whimsical dessert--tiers of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The first Krispy Kreme cakes were simple layers stacked by the bride and groom, but as...

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