I told you about my wedding cake already here and now I finally get to update you with some pictures from the photographer. She did a wonderful job capturing our happy, beautiful, unforgettable day.
Allow me to take this chance to tell you a little bit about the making of this cake. With the help of my friend, I was able to fulfill my dream of creating my own wedding cake.
She was there with me going through all the unexpected hurdles, that included a chocolate cake not wanting to rise and last-minute stops at the store.
Finally, we had all for cakes filled, iced and covered in fondant. Now it was time for set-up at the reception place. While we were figuring out how to place the wine glasses to support glass cake boards we left my friend's little 2 ½-year-old son unattended for a moment.
And the cake-lover that he his, he took his chance and poked three of his little fingers into the side of one of the cakes. We noticed before he could pull off a piece of the cake. But some damage was done.
I didn't have any fondant with me to re-cover the cake. And I was so exhausted by that time that I also didn't feel like re-doing it at home. So we tried closing the holes has well as we could and changed the design.
Instead of having the big blue flowers centered on each tier, we put them on the side and turned the "holey" side facing the back wall. No one could see anymore what had happened and I actually like the new set-up.
Everything turned out well and I have a story to tell about my wedding cake for the rest of my life and maybe even at this little boys wedding someday 😉
The tradition of wedding cakes dates back to ancient Rome, where they used to break a wheat or barley cake over the bride's head to symbolize fertility and good fortune. Over time, this evolved into the multi-tiered, beautifully decorated cakes we see today.
Cake smashing is a playful tradition where the newlyweds feed each other a small piece of cake as a symbol of their commitment to provide for one another. It's meant to be lighthearted and fun, though some couples take it more seriously than others.
The tradition of saving a piece of wedding cake to eat on the first anniversary is common. However, storing cake for five years is not recommended, as it may not remain safe to eat. Typically, the top tier is saved for the first anniversary, and it's usually advisable to enjoy it within the first year. We certainly did not save any, hah!
Many people still save the top tier of their wedding cake to enjoy on their first anniversary. It's a sentimental tradition that allows couples to reminisce about their special day. However, proper storage and packaging are essential to ensure the cake remains fresh and delicious after a year.