The best wedding cakes are not always the flashiest or highest. Often, they are the most tasty or, the ones that remind a community as to why their gathered to celebrate.
For a long time, the initial concept of one of these sweet treats was to promote the celebratory nature of marriage unions. There was an underlying superstitious attitude attached, too. It was thought that the sweet treat would give luck to all those who ate it.
Slightly further down the track were the treats poised as a symbol of social status. Bigger, taller and wider cakes meant that the couple who presented the cake were at the top or towards the top, of the social hierarchy.
In both of these cases, however, there as an attempt to bring the community together and celebrate a glorious event. The treat would be shared among the guests, and the night would play on. Click this for more information and for all inquiries.
Today, the focus lies less on uniting the guests and more as adding a dynamic centre piece to the reception and/or ceremony. Though there are definite ceremonies or receptions were the treat is made with intention to be eaten, a common phenomena is appearing in which the treat will be made, only to improve the aesthetic. This means that the treat will not be edible.
Even those that are edible may not be shared amongst all the guests. Often the special couple may put in an order for the treat which will be shared only between the two of them, to commemorate a special day. Conversely, a couple may invest hundreds of dollars into having the treat baked for them in order to feed their hundreds of guests.
There is no right or wrong way, nor any right or wrong reason, to have the sweet treat made. Additionally, there is no traditional or correct ingredient, colour or flavour, but there are popular choices.
In the contemporary western world, popular ingredients include marzipan, chocolate and fondant among others as the base of the treat. They may be decorated with sugar icing in the form of small flowers, or merely with icing spread across. Some people choose to have several layers of it, particularly if there is an intention to feed the guests. Others only have ones with one small base.
The range in ingredients, colour and size mean that the price range varies dramatically depending on couple-to-couple. Some couples may be happy with the cheapest treat, whereas others can put hundreds or even thousands into creating the grandest one.
Today, the choice is the couples’. If they feel the need to have a fully personalised treat, that is completely okay. Some may feel its unnecessary, and that is okay too. These treats are not a staple of the reception. While they can enhance one, their absence does not hinder the reception.