Let Them Eat Cake! {Wedding Cake}

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.

Allison & Jason showed off the love for their dogs with their Boston Terrier cake topper.

Allison & Jason showed off the love for their dogs with their Boston Terrier cake topper.

Imagine using a topper that has been passed down from generation to generation. What a great tradition!

Old fashioned cake topper

Mark & Meredith kept a family tradition alive with this beauty.

Sometimes a wedding cake topper is there to showcase the couple’s personalities.

Motorcycle cake topper

Dorothy & Kathleen were able to capture a little bit of themselves with their cake topper.

And yet something as simple as a monogram can still be as elegant as any other wedding cake topper.

Monogram cake topper

Tony & Donna’s cake topper got an “A”.

And finally, as far as wedding cake toppers go, classic never goes out of style.

Classic cake topper

Kara & Tony were as cool, calm and collected as their cake topper.

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.

Patricia & Ross had an amazing true to life detail wedding cake.

Patricia & Ross had an amazing true to life detail wedding cake.

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.

Tony & Diana's wedding cake had a "built in" amazingly edible topper.

Tony & Diana’s wedding cake had a “built-in” amazingly edible topper.

Sometimes it’s the cupcake buffet that makes an appearance and surprises everyone’s taste buds.

Stephanie & Dan gave their guests a great surprise by surrounding a smaller cake with cupckaes at their wedding.

Stephanie & Dan gave their guests a great surprise by surrounding a smaller cake with cupcakes at their wedding.

It’s no wonder black and white has always been thought of as elegant.

The wedding cake was a three tiered black and white cake with cascading flowers, prepared by White's Fine Cakes and Pastires.

Debbie & Joe’s wedding cake was a three tiered black and white cake with cascading flowers, prepared by White’s Fine Cakes and Pastires.

Black and white elegance, part deux…

This gorgeous and delicious cake was made by Montillio's Baking Company.

Amy & Steve’s gorgeous and delicious cake was made by Montillio’s Baking Company.

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.

Florence & Steve's cake displays just enough color to stand out.

Florence & Steve’s cake displays just enough color to stand out.

When a wedding cake can become the center of the entire room, it really makes a statement.

Ericka & Mark's wedding cake took center stage with uplighting enhancement.

Ericka & Mark’s wedding cake took center stage with up lighting enhancement.

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!

5 comments on “Let Them Eat Cake! {Wedding Cake}

  1. Love it! And why is it always so tall? Because the couple was supposed to try to jump over it. (well at least in the days when it was just stacked up cakes, not elaborate icing and decorations) As many layers as were untouched was supposed to indicate how many children they would have.

  2. Lovely article with wonderful examples of beautiful cakes. Your guests will enjoy the cake even more when accompanied by quality coffee! Be sure to taste-test the coffee offered by your venue. If it’s not up to your standards then you may want to consider hiring a professional espresso bar service. It’s an affordable luxury; considerably less than the cake itself and with just as much impact!

  3. Kelly says:

    Great post. Look at all the yummy fun cakes! Now I want cake for breakfast! ha ha ha!

  4. Ginevre says:

    Lovely cakes and beautiful photos!

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