What's a wedding without a wedding cake? It's not!! Whether
it's a fruitcake or a chocolate mud cake, round or square,
single-layered or tiered, decorated with sugar flowers or
fresh flowers, a wedding cake is essential. No wedding reception
should be without one!
cake originated in Rome in the 1st century B.C. It symbolises
union, fertility, happiness, good fortune and purity. The
tradition that the couple cuts the cake together is a symbol
of the first slice of married life. Another tradition is
to save the top layer of the cake for, either the couple's
first wedding anniversary, or the birth of their first
are many different types of wedding cakes to choose from.
The traditional round or square fruitcake with white almond
icing, however, is still the most common. But if you don't
want to follow tradition, why not try a chocolate mud cake,
carrot cake, vanilla sponge cake or even a profiterole
cake? It's all up to your tastebuds!
of shape, you don't need to limit yourself to a round or
square wedding cake. Hexagon and heart-shaped wedding cakes
are also quite common these days.
is also the choice of single-layered or tiered wedding
cakes to consider. Choosing either one of these basically
depends on the number of guests you want to feed, and whether
the wedding cake will be the only dessert or not. There
are some restrictions, though. For example, not all types
of cakes can be tiered. Some, such as sponge cakes, are
too soft and will fall apart. Therefore, if you want a
tiered wedding cake it is best to choose either a fruitcake or
a mud cake. These are more compact than many other cakes.
there's the decorating to consider. Common wedding cake
decorations include sugar flowers, figurines and ribbons.