The following appeared as part of the "What's Cooking"/"Front Burner" page of the Taste Section today:
She's fond of fondant
For Marie Porter, it's been a natural progression from designing wedding gowns to wedding florals and now to wedding cakes. And what cakes! She's parlayed her bartender skills into boozy concoctions such as Southern Belle (peaches and Southern Comfort) and Bananas Foster (crème de banana and rum), but also offers an unusual chai spice cake, along with variations on more traditional chocolate and lemon cakes. Her website, www. celebrationgenerationcakes. com, includes some eye-popping photos of her fondant designs, including a "Coach Bag" and a brown-and-green coating that resembles military camouflage. Prices (minimum order to serve 100) begin at $450. Celebration Generation Cakes also offers cookies, tarts and truffles. She's based in Princeton, Minn., but serves the Twin Cities. Call 612-388-9409 or e-mail cakes@ celebrationgeneration.com.