Wedding Cake Is No Ordinary Cake
Wedding cake has a special place in the lives of men and women especially in the context of western culture where wedding cake is an integral part of the momentous event in a couple’s life- their marriage. It symbolizes love and sharing on an auspicious day two hearts tie marital knots vowing to stay together for life.
Types Of Wedding Cakes
Variety is the spice of life and so it is for the wedding cakes. They come in multitude of shapes, sizes, colors, flavors and designs and there is no end to innovation on this front. Cake designers like fashion designers create newer and newer ideas ranging from the ordinary to the weird to cater to the ever-growing demand of the customers most often rich celebrities. Uniqueness is the essence of wedding cakes displayed in the marriages of celebrities.
Most prominent shapes are simple, square, conical, French, castle, cuplike, etc. Normally tiered in structure, there is a recent trend of making it like cupcakes but with a traditional tiered look.
Wedding cakes come with many accessories. These are knife, server, topper, boxes, stands, charms and cookies. Without them the cake is not complete.
The making and composition of wedding cakes vary according to the country, customs and ethos. They bear so many names reflecting countries of their origin- Hawaiian, Mexican, Polynesian and Italian and so on.
There is normally a theme chosen by the wedding couples that the cake should demonstrate through its design. A seven foot high six-tiered chocolate and vanilla cake was designed with the theme “enchanted forest” at the wedding party of actress Mariska Hargitay and husband Peter Hermann. Even a couple’s favorite movie or an old and historical period could be the theme. The wedding cake may be so made as to match with the wedding gown of the bride. A cake in the shape of Eiffel Tower was created at the wedding reception of Actor Blair Underwood and his bride Desiree.
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