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Couture by the slice: Wedding cakes get a makeover

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Tasha and Jed Buchanan's wedding cake reflects the Tiffany stained-glass dome of the Chicago Cultural Center. (Photo by Mark Seaman)

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The wedding cake has been a matrimonial staple since medieval times. Now, high-end cake designers are serving up more colorful, more elaborate, more personalized--and more expensive--wedding cakes than ever before.