For couples getting married, as they plan their wedding, the wedding cake is an important decision. In fact, it is among the must-have in a wedding and is allocated a significant budget. Beautiful wedding cakes have had a significant role in every marriage ceremony, serving as the dessert or the highlight of the day.
It is not a wonder that from the couples to wedding planners, and cake bakers, a lot of thought, effort and discussion is put on deciding cake flavor, theme, color, design and décor. Couples in Richmond Hill opt for custom wedding cakes, while others are satisfied with a simple but delicious cake. It all comes down to preference and other factors.
- Devorah Rose raised the bar in wedding cakes – Devorah Rose a renowned socialite spent $30 million on a wedding cake. She had rubies, sapphires, and diamonds as decoration for the cake. This still remains the most expensive wedding cake and set the bar for possibilities.
- Origin of the term ‘Royal Icing’ – This is a very common term within the wedding cake industry. It simply refers to pure white icing on the wedding cake and was first done on Queen Victoria’s wedding cake. Since then, it has a universal symbolism of royalty mimicked globally.
- Wedding cakes and charms – You’ve probably heard about charms in wedding cakes or even witnessed but never really understood. For a stack cake, the bottom layer will have ribbons attached to it. Each ribbon will have a charm enclosed. The bridal party would pull these ribbons out and whoever pulled the one tied to the charm was believed to be next in line for marriage. This has recently been replaced with the throwing of the bouquet. Some couples are having multiple charms in their wedding cakes all wishing good fortune to their bridal party. Whichever you pull is believed to be a good fortune coming your way.
- A slice of cakes under the pillow – You know the way kids believe in tooth fairy? It is believed that if an unmarried bridesmaid caries a piece of cake home and places it under the pillow, he will dream of her future husband.
- Have you heard of the groom cake? – Most people have never heard of the groom cake despite the tradition being around since the 17th century. Although not popular in most parts of the world, it is a gift from the bride to the groom. This is cut and packed for guests to take home at the end of the ceremony. Something symbolic about the groom’s cake is that it should reflect the groom’s personality. As a bride, you will have to decide which personality/personalities you want to show case.
Since you cannot have a wedding without cake, it is good to identify with the tradition, its origin and other facts behind it. Some couples love simplicity while others go big on their wedding cake ideas and expense. The thought behind the cake is what matters most.