As knowledge and technology have progressed, multi-tiered wedding cakes have become a reality. Traditionally, the top layer is made of fruit and kept for the christening, symbolising the connection between the marriage union and birth of the first child. Nowadays, tiers of wedding cakes are often kept for the first anniversary or as a happy reminder of the special day. Storage of this layer is fairly easy. Of the traditional 3 tiered wedding cake, the bottom layer is cut at the reception and the centre one is distributed to guests and well wishers.
Decorating the table on which the wedding cake is placed can provide a lovely centrepiece for the couple’s formal cutting of the cake. Choice of linens and decorations of ribbons, flowers such as the bridesmaids’ bouquets and perhaps even bomboniere gifts can enhance the individuality of the display. A stylish knife tied with a bow and elegant goblets for the toast complete the visual impact of wedding cakes.
The first task of the married couple is the cutting of the wedding cake: a lovely tradition after the meal and the speeches, when the groom places his hand over the bride’s and they cut the bottom tier of the wedding cake together as a symbol of unity. A photo of this moment is indispensable in the wedding album. With arms entwined, a champagne toast to each other usually follows the wedding cake ceremony and then the couple proceed to the dance floor for the emotional bridal dance.
So, now to the fun of actually deciding on the perfect wedding cake. Good luck!
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