PA­TRON­IZE THE CAKE BOSS

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In 2015, Alexis West left be­hind a re­tail job that didn’t yield much sat­is­fac­tion to one that over­whelm­ingly does, in the aptly named, Grafton-based dessert busi­ness YIELD BAKE­HOUSE. West – whose “train­ing” con­sists of ob­serv­ing and ab­sorb­ing her mom’s and grand­mother’s skills and watch­ing Youtube bak­ing videos – says her re­cent clients are opt­ing for tra­di­tional (“pretty, el­e­gant”) cakes or dessert bars of smaller-size cre­ations. West – who did in­deed make her own dessert (mini cup­cakes) for her big day – shared some in­tel from the wed­ding dessert trenches:

COM­FORT IS TREND­ING:

Brides are lov­ing nos­tal­gic desserts, like cho­co­late chip cook­ies and fruit pies.

“NAKED” MAKES A SIM­PLE STATE­MENT: This tiered cake – de­void of the outer ap­pli­ca­tion of frost­ing – lends it­self to rus­tic, ca­sual nup­tials. These cakes look “es­pe­cially pretty with gold leaf­ing and cake top­pers,” says West.

HAND-PAINT­ING PUTS THE EM­PHA­SIS ON COLOR: Es­pe­cially a wa­ter­color ef­fect. “I ab­so­lutely adore it!” she says of the airy, translu­cent, var­ie­gated look. yield­bake­house.com

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