Friday, 21 January 2011
Let them eat cake!
The history of the wedding cake is so deep in tradition...
"Originally they were made of wheat which was a symbol of fertility and prosperity. As a relic of once performed fertility rites, these 'wedding cakes' would have been thrown at the bride. As the wedding cake evolved into the larger, modern version, it became physically impractical to properly break the cake over the bride's head" ( read more here at Maisie Fantasie)
How many of you have witnessed the "throwing of the cake?" Not with the size and pure art that goes into making a cake these days. Although, it would probably make a great photo!
Having a wedding cake seems to be so important to so many (not necessarily the Bride and Groom!), yet they have evolved hugely in the past decade.
Heavy fruit cake, marzipan and icing... thats what many think. Our 2010 weddings have opened our eyes to again such a variety of style and certainly "taste".
Tiered cakes, split tier cakes, cupcakes, chocolate cakes, sponge cakes, "cheese" cakes, fancy detail, simply "edible" ... the options are move diverse that ever before. Certainly making those fruit cake haters amongst us, much happier.
Just maybe tradition doesnt have to play such an important role in the digesting of food anymore? Just a thought.
Whatever cake you have we hope its proper scrummy and a true joy to eat. I will never forget the amazing cake we had at my cousins wedding. Far from traditional, looking like a chocolate bag gathered at the top and the taste... well, that was truly something else! Cake can make great memories too :D x