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This Top Chef's Wedding Cake and Dessert Spread Will Drop Your Jaw

Tyler Anderson married Melanie Stepka with an opulent Gatsby-theme wedding — and sweets to match.

By Alesandra Dubin
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Bravo's Top Chef alum Tyler Anderson is married! The Season 15 alum and California native tied the knot with Melanie Stepka over the Labor Day holiday weekend at the Goodwin Hotel in Hartford, Connecticut. 

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The opulent September 2 wedding was a Gatsby-themed affair — complete with flappers and flowing champagne towers. And as you might imagine (and as The Feast previewed!) this was no rubber-chicken occasion. Anderson's own culinary team — the same group behind Millwright's Restaurant, The Cook & the Bear, and his latest project Porrón&Piña at the Goodwin — catered the bash.

On the Gatsby theme was an over-the-top gilded dessert spread arranged by Millwright’s pastry chef Kristin Eddy with display and styling by Together LLC.

Atop a golden tablecloth, golden trays of varying heights offered bite-sized treats. 

Pearls and crystals added serious bling to the picture-perfect setup.

Elegant takes on cake pops, sandwich cookies, and cupcakes all kept with a golden color scheme — just as Fitzgerald's famously flashy Gatsby character would have liked it for his own parties.

But here's the piece de la resistance: an impossibly chic and deco-inspired tired wedding cake, from Traci Martin of the Cake Crusader, festooned with pearls and golden accents reminiscent of motifs found in the posh Jazz Age world of the Great Gatsby. 


Photos: Connecticut Food and Farm (food); Jen Randall Photography (couple)

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