Only the top tier is traditional wedding cake. The other four tiers are cheesecake -- chocolate marble, strawberry, amaretto, and plain.
And while the cheesecakes are lovely and taste absolutely wonderful, we cannot take full credit for the beauty of this centerpiece. The flowers were added by Ray Taylor, one of the very gifted floral and event designers in Tuscaloosa.
I love watching floral designers work. Ray was very particular about not poking fowers into the cake -- said he has never done it -- and each of these flowers was carefully placed one on top of the other to create the wall of blooms you see between each tier. The flowers actually rest on a circular cake board that we suspended above each individual cheesecake.
And, just in case you are not serving cheesecake to 300 guests, we do make smaller ones. It's one of our top desserts for Easter, along with carrot cake and coconut cake.
So it was a three tier chocolate cake covered with chocolate dipped Oreos, Reeses Cups, and chocolate covered peanut butter cookies. The entire cake is drizzled with soft caramel for that come-eat-me look.
Extra Oreos and Reeses Cups on the side in candy jars.