Wedding cake is a delectable tradition that symbolizes good luck and fortune. It has become such an important part of weddings that it gets its own ceremony during the reception. There is so much more to plan than decorative layers on a platter, and more than one cake to plan. We have a few tips to help you plan your wedding cake.
Traditional Wedding Cakes
Wedding cakes date back to Roman times, when it was good luck to sprinkle crumbs over the bride's head. The wedding cake is a symbol of good luck. Traditional wedding cakes are what come to mind when we think of cake on our wedding day. Round cake, three tiers and white icing is a timeless design. Modern wedding cakes come in different sizes, shapes and creative three dimensional sculptures. The wedding cake has become a canvas for creativity. You can keep it simple and classic or choose different designs and colors to match your theme. You will need to choose your cake flavors and fillings. You will also need to think about the size and the shape of your masterpiece. A professional baker can help you design your layers and tiers from the inside out.
Cutting the Cake
The cake cutting ceremony is an important part of the wedding reception. This important event occurs on a timeline at a special moment during the reception. About forty-five minutes after the fine dining experience, the couple poses for magical wedding photography and a special ritual that involves cutting the first piece of cake together. The bride usually grips a decorative knife, while the groom places his hand over the bride's hand to cut the bottom tier together. The magic is in how it is done. The bride and groom usually feed each other a bite of the cake and capture it on camera to remember it forever. Traditionally, the bride and groom save the top tier in a freezer to enjoy on their first wedding anniversary.
The Groom’s Cake
The groom’s cake can be a little mystery. Do we need a groom’s cake? What purpose does it serve? How did it ever become part of wedding traditions? The groom’s cake is believed to have originated in Victorian England and became popular in the American south. This special cake is usually a small and rich accent to the wedding cake that is displayed on a separate table. In history, this delicious gift was everything from fruitcake to cheesecake. As traditions evolved, the groom’s cake became a masculine chocolate cake that is decorated to match the interests of the groom. It is not always chocolate and does not always make a table at the reception. It is common to serve the groom’s cake during the rehearsal dinner.
Candy Bar and Desserts
There are more wedding cakes to consider on your wedding day. You can never go wrong with extra sweets at your special celebration. You might consider chocolate truffles, strawberries, petite fours or specialty cupcakes in a variety of flavors. A candy bar or a dessert table can be a sweet addition to your reception. You should ask your wedding venue about designing a candy bar.
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