In ancient Rome, the cake was broken over the brides
head after the wedding. The guests then gathered up the
crumbs, as good luck tokens for long life and many
(We dont know what the bride did!)
The popularity of a pioneer bride was said to be judged by
the size of her wedding cake. Guests would bring layers of
cake, which were filled with applesauce and stacked.
The more popular the bride, the taller and more numerous
her stacks. Eventually, a baker put all the stacks
together to create a tiered wedding cake
The brides cake, symbolic of fertility and abundance,
is traditionally a three-tiered white sponge cake,
frosted in white royal or buttercream icing.
Today, almost anything goes for your wedding cake. That
first bite becomes your guests last memory of the wedding
dinner. An experienced baker can create a masterpiece for
you of chocolate cheesecake, with filling flavours of
Kahlua, Grand Marnier or Baileys Irish Creme.
A second dessert choice, traditionally a gift from the
bride to her groom is the grooms cake.
Dont forget about the sweet table, a mini- dessert
buffet. It can include dozens of finger pastries, fresh
fruits, tarts and confections.
Read more abvout wedding cakes and desserts in the
current issue of The Wedding Guide.
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