BY NICOLE BARLEY
When it comes to hosting a wedding cake tasting party, it’s more than OK to play with your food! Lara Bruhn, co-owner of Prantl’s Bakery, shared her fun idea for picking the perfect big day confection. “Gather your friends for a dessert party, and find out what everyone’s favorite is. As if the fun of eating dessert isn’t enough, try blind taste-testing, and let your guests guess the flavors, or see if the group can come up with the perfect wine pairings.” The hottest flavor for 2014? Salted caramel everything. “We’re addicted!” she says. (Us, too!) We also love Bruhn’s idea for welcoming out-of-town guests once the wedding festivities get going. “Arrange for the hotel to leave a sweet treat from you for your guests in their room. There’s nothing better than a little pick-me-up after a long journey, and if you choose something unique and local, it’s a great conversation starter for folks who may not have met.” And, did you know it’s easier than ever to schedule your cake consultation with Prantl’s? Visit prantlsbakery.com/weddings, and find an open time slot at either of the bakery’s locations.