Cutting the cake was originally a symbol of the first task the bride and groom completed as a married couple. You don’t need to be a traditionalist to see the sweetness in this gesture (in more ways than one).
Over the past few years, wedding cakes have been seen as an unnecessary addition to the big day. Unnecessary cake? Really?
Well, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. The cake is making a comeback.
It’s hard to imagine wedding cakes ever being ‘on the way out’. With the extensive options available these days, the cake can be an edible masterpiece that can add even more wow factor to your day.
No matter what style you’re going for – rustic, vintage or timeless elegance – there is something truly romantic about what the wedding cake represents. So whether you’ve chosen to keep the traditions alive, or you’re planning something free and easy, there is definitely a place for cake at your wedding.
Let the cake be a statement at your wedding
Wedding cakes are as much a decorative feature as they are a delicious treat. So if traditions aren’t your thing, a cake in the reception area can make a great statement on your dessert table.
As much as your table and floral arrangements are there to add your own touch to the reception venue, the cake has the same appeal. Guests love to be surprised by how the venue is decorated, and they look forward to seeing the style and flavour of the wedding cake.
Even more so, they look forward to eating it.
It’s a true test of patience when you have to wait for something as glorious as a piece of wedding cake and there’s simply no better way to round off the evening’s meal. After all, it’s very hard to be disappointed by a beautiful cake.
It’s not all fondant and fruit cake anymore
The term ‘wedding cake’ can have connotations of a solid white block with a dense fruit cake centre. Unless you’re an avid fan of fruit cake, this is not the most appetising of desserts.
It’s time we ditched the memories of fondant and sultanas and replaced them with memories of oozing buttercream, mud cakes, flavoursome ganache and fluffy sponges.
With so many flavoursome and decorating options these days, the wedding cake is not what it once was. The best part is that you are not limited to one flavour – choose two, or five! The array of colours, textures and flavours are limitless so don’t be afraid to think outside the square. Your cake can be as outrageous or as simple as you want it to be.
Seasons, venue and personalities can all have an influence on the style of wedding cake you choose. The thought of rich mud cakes and chocolate ganache in the winter, or light sponges and fruity buttercreams in the summer, will have anyone’s taste buds going crazy.
Have your cake and eat it too
Things add up quickly when planning a wedding and sometimes it’s necessary to be a bit frugal. If you’re using external caterers to feed your guests, adding a dessert option to your menu is yet another cost-per-head you need to factor in.
Believe it or not, a wedding cake can actually be a cost-saver.
Let your wedding cake be the dessert. Paired with ice cream, cream and seasonal fruit, your wedding cake will satisfy even the sweetest tooth while putting a cap on those ever-expanding food expenses.
On the other hand, if it’s a sit-down dessert you’re after, dish up the cake as a late supper. It’s always good to have a bit of extra sustenance for the dance floor.
Perhaps you have something different in mind; a dessert table or a candy bar. The good news is you don’t have to shun the cake here either as you can never have too many desserts. Indulge, it’s your wedding day.
Here at Markovina, we have seen our fair share of wedding cakes. Whether traditional or just plain deliciousness, each cake has added something special to every wedding day.
If you’re being bombarded by the thousands of ideas online and you’re unsure of where to start, let us take you through some of the styles that we have seen to be a hit in the past. It might just be a good place to start.
When you book a wedding with Markovina, you are sure to have the best guidance possible in your wedding planning process. We want to help you any way we can and with the vast amount of weddings we have hosted, we feel we have some great advice to give!
So give us a call and let us know your ideas for your wedding day and start seeing them come to life.
The team at Markovina will make sure your ideas are in very safe hands.