It may seem like a small detail to some, but a wedding without wedding cake would be noticed by all. History tells us that the idea of wedding cake comes from the Roman Empire, when the groom would break bread over the bride's head to bring good fortune. There are so many traditions, superstitions and symbolism attached to wedding cakes over the centuries and they have brought us to where we are today. Some cultures said the cake would bring luck, prosperity or even fertility. In some eras, depending on who cut it and who served it, it was said to show the groom's dominance over the bride. We've all seen the modern-day wedding cake where the bride and groom feed each other one bite of cake and then kiss. I think we also all dread any cake in face antics.
Having been to hundreds of weddings over the years, we have seen some beautiful wedding cakes. Some with such painstaking detail, you almost didn't want to see it eaten. We've also seen some of the most unique cake toppers you can imagine.
Imagine using a topper that has been passed down from generation to generation. What a great tradition!
Sometimes a wedding cake topper is there to showcase the couple's personalities.
And yet something as simple as a monogram can still be as elegant as any other wedding cake topper.
And finally, as far as wedding cake toppers go, classic never goes out of style.
The details on your wedding cake can be eye catching, exquisite, subtle or WOW! It all goes along with you, your theme and your personalities. I loved this autumn themed cake, and the edible details.
As many cakes as we have seen, we can still be "wowed" and amazed at the talent, time and craft that must go into achieving the detail like you see here.
Sometimes it's the cupcake buffet that makes an appearance and surprises everyone's taste buds.
It's no wonder black and white has always been thought of as elegant.
Black and white elegance, part deux...
While the traditions of centuries ago dictated a white wedding cake to indicate purity, today's modern couple gets to have fun with color as they please.
When a wedding cake can become the center of the entire room, it really makes a statement.
We've seen cakes by the larger and popular bakeries in the area like Montilio's, White's and Konditor Meister. When you start you wedding cake search, don't forget the smaller guys like The Cake Lady and Veronica's Sweet Cakes. So many delicious choices!