Cakes & Catering

What to look for

The main focus of most wedding receptions is the wedding cake. Not many people leave the reception before the cake is cut, as it is an important tradition. Your wedding cake will feature in a lot of wedding photographs, which you will have to look at for years to come. Thus, you should take some time to choose the perfect wedding cake.

Traditionally, wedding cakes used to be three tiered, and were covered with royal icing. Nowadays, there are hundreds of cakes that you can choose from, which vary in design, look, as well as taste. You can even get a wedding cake customized to your own unique design and have just about any design under the sun.

When you are ready to start looking for the perfect wedding cake, these are the factors that you should take into consideration in choosing the wedding cake:

  1. Size of the Cake: The size of the wedding cake will depend on the number of guests that you are expecting. If you are planning to save some cake for guests who could not accept your invitation and will be unable to attend, and are also planning to send your wedding cake to out-of-town invitees, then you should keep this in mind while determining the exact number of people.
  2. Design: Go through the cake sample pictures from different confectioners and bakers. Looking through wedding magazines is also a good way to find a wedding cake design. If you do not find something that you like, you can always design your own cake.
  3. Flavour: While it is important that a wedding cake appeal to the visual senses, it is even more important that it taste good. Else you may be left with a whole lot of inedible wedding cake. Choose from the regular vanilla or chocolate, fruit cake or sponge cake, cheesecakes, and even wedding cakes with a mousse filling. If you are tempted by different flavours and can't make up your mind, you can have different tiers in different flavours!

A little bit of history

The wedding cake is a tradition that began in the Roman Empire. At the time, it was a loaf of bread that the groom broke over the bride's head as a symbol of his dominance in the marriage and over her. The color of the cake is typically white to symbolize purity. The action of the bride and groom cutting the cake is meant to symbolize their first joint task in married life. The gesture of feeding cake to one another is a symbol of the commitment the bride and groom are making.

One of the earliest forms of the wedding cake is the French Croquembouche. The legend of this cake says that a pastry chef, visiting medieval England, witnessed their tradition of piling sweet rolls between the bride and groom which they would attempt to kiss over without knocking them all down. The pastry chef then went back to France and piled sweet rolls up into a tower to make the first Croquembouche. This piling of cake is now symbolised as the tiers.

Our recommended Cakes & Catering Suppliers

We have had pleasure with working with the caterers listed below and have a very good relationship with them. They have proven to be very accomodating and produce excellent work.

 

Cakie

Contemporary and Romantic Cakes for Weddings and Occasions




Candy Creations North Surrey

At Candy Creations we make handcrafted delicious treats and candy buffets to add that special touch to any occasion. Making your function that little bit sweeter is our speciality.




Fantastic Caketastic

At Candy Creations we make handcrafted delicious treats and candy buffets to add that special touch to any occasion. Making your function that little bit sweeter is our speciality.




 
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