The Wedding Cake
I don't know about you, but I love a good wedding cake. Chocolate, vanilla, lemon, strawberry cream, little cakes, big cakes, cakes made of donuts, macaroons, or chocolate bon bons, you name it, I'm first in line! In Western cultures, the cutting of a multi-layered cake is an important part of the traditional wedding and often marks the first task for the newlyweds. According to historians, the wedding cake has its roots in several cultures. In ancient Rome for example, it was customary for the groom to throw a piece of barley cake at the bride's head to confirm the union and ensure good fortune. In medieval England, the bride had it much easier as it was only a kiss over hot cakes or buns that sealed the deal. (I don't know about you, but I would much prefer the latter!) Whatever your preference, a wedding celebration would not be complete without some form of decorated confectionery.
Cake Design: Chantelle Villeneuve of Chantelle's Cakery
Photography: Lori-Anne Crewe of Cast & Crewe Photography