#7. Rock candy cake
This fondant-covered treat dripping in sugar gemstones is the crown jewel of cakes. To make it, contributing editor Wendy Kromer, of Wendy Kromer Confections in Sandusky, Ohio, sprayed the baubles with edible pearl paint and used royal icing to attach them necklace-style around the tiers. For favors that continue the precious-stone theme, fill diamond-shaped containers with rock candy.