When was the last time you attended a wedding and gazed lovingly and longingly at the wedding cake, only to stare shockingly at it later when you end up pulling a satin ribbon out of your mouth while relishing the cake? Well, hopefully that hasn’t actually happened to you–but it seems plausible, given the trend toward cakes meant to look at, and not to eat.
Even though the gorgeous decorations may look appealing to the guests, not everything on the cake may be edible.
In elaborately decorated cakes, some decorators may have had to affix certain decorations in place with some inedible objects such as ribbons and tiny hooks. Although most decorators do warn about the existence of inedible decorations when delivering the cake, it is not uncommon to come across incidents such as the one mentioned earlier. With the expanding confectioner’s industry churning out various edible alternatives for cake decorating purposes, such incidents will hopefully reduce in future.
Sugar paste flowers and sprays which look stunning are delightfully edible. Similarly, edible ribbons and sugar sprayed flowers are also available in the markets.
So, the next time you take a generous serving of a wedding cake, be sure to look out for any unpleasant surprises which can be avoided!