Cannoli Tower What could be more delightful than a fried, crunchy pastry shell filled with your choice of fresh Italian custard or ricotta cream, then lightly sprinkled with icing sugar? Grab several dozen of these classic Italian pastries and stack them in pretty towers on your dessert table for a sophisticated wedding cake alternative. Photo via Crinti's Restaurant .
5 Ideas for Your Wedding in Tuscany. Gelato cart: It is easy to hire a vintage gelato cart similar to this one to roll in at midnight to give a tasty, refreshing break during the disco part of your reception. You can have up to 4 flavors with cups, cones and toppings. Your guests will love this oh-so-Italian treat!
The centuries-old Italian wedding cake called millefoglie (“a thousand layers”) contains endless tiers of puff pastry, pastry cream, and fresh fruit that result in a perfect storm of scrumptiousness. Our rustic take on the cake injects a little zing without sacrificing authenticity. We added tangy lemon to the filling and replaced the traditional strawberries with ripe red currants and juicy raspberries, just right for a summer soirée.