A wedding cake has always been a very traditional part of a couple’s big day. It was originally a luxury item and so a sign of celebration, and for those who were in the position of wanting to assert themselves; the bigger the cake, the higher the social standing. They were traditionally fruit cakes topped with marzipan and icing with tiers and the cutting of the cake was a big part of the reception. As with all other areas of weddings these days, they don’t need to be as traditional as they were. In the same way that all weddings aren't in churches and brides don’t always wear white, wedding cakes no longer have to be the traditional white, 3 tiered norm.
A wedding cake is the traditional cake served at wedding receptions following dinner. In some parts of England, the wedding cake is served at a wedding breakfast, on the morning following the ceremony. In modern Western culture, the cake is usually on display and served to guests at the reception. Traditionally, wedding cakes were made to bring good luck to all guests and the couple.
The cost of food for a wedding celebration can be astronomical, but by investigating wedding finger food reception ideas, a couple can cut their budget without cutting their menu. Couples can discreetly print "finger food reception to follow" or "hors d'oeuvres reception to follow" on their invitations so guests will know what to expect.
Oh, wedding food. Sometimes the best that can be said is that it’s entirely forgettable, overshadowed by the drama, excitement, and even the open bar of the big day. Hooray! Another dry piece of chicken or fish lying next to limp asparagus and a few oily potatoes, or a piece of steak carelessly cooked because it’s one of 120—all the better to wash it down with endless Pinot Grigio refills!
One of the best parts of a wedding -- at least according to guests -- is, of course, the bar. From signature cocktails to specialty wines, more and more couples are creating bar menus that showcase their personalities, and guests reap the benefits. Specialty beers are all the rage these days, and thanks to creative brewers who infuse flavors like coffee, grapefruit, lemon.
Wedding cakes can certainly range in size, from a small cake that feeds ten people, to a very large cake that will feed hundreds, all depending on the wedding. Modern pastry chefs and cake designers use various ingredients and tools to create a cake that will reflect the personalities of the couple. Marzipan, fondant, gum paste, buttercream, and chocolate are among some of the more popular ingredients used.