Wedding cakes traditionally date back to ancient Greece, when newlywed couples would share crushed sesame cakes to ensure fertility.
It progressed on through to the Middle Ages, when guests would crumble wheat cakes over the newly married couple’s heads to wish them good fortune and children.
The wheat cake turned into a sweet dessert cake in sixteenth century England, which was promptly changed by the French into the tiered and sugar-covered cakes that we are familiar with today.
Things to Think About
Today, wedding cakes have become the centerpiece for the whole reception. Here are some thing to think about when choosing yours:
- Style: Your wedding cake should represent your wedding’s style and theme, so it might be a good idea to wait until you’ve decided on your gown style and reception decor.These will serve as the blueprint for the design and structure of your cake. Styles can be drawn from a myriad of places, such as the season, your theme, the embroidery or lace on your wedding dress, etc.
- Shape: Round tier cakes are classic, but you could have lots of fun with oval, square, octagon or even hexagon shapes. Your options are limited only by your imagination (and your budget!)
- Color: White is always a great color to use, but how about mixing in some of the colors of your wedding party or bouquets of flowers.
I have to throw in a little aside here about my sister’s wedding. A relative made my sister’s cake (she regularly took cake decorating courses and was up to the challenge) and it turned out fabulous. She made beautiful icing flowers in the color of the dark burgundy dress that I was wearing as her MOH.
She was telling us that she was fearful at first that she wouldn’t be able to match the dress color because it was so deep, but she did!
The down side was that she had to use so much food coloring that it was extremely plain to tell who had cake later on in the evening as everyone who did had burgundy lips, tongue and, even in some cases, teeth.
It was actually kind of funny to see (especially the guys) but you know what everyone had a good laugh and it became one of those memorable kind of wedding moments.
Make It Yourself
Speaking of making a cake yourself, you certainly can! Make sure that you practice and find the right combination that works for you.
You should check out how to Make Your Own Cake so that you can make a special cake for your wedding day.
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Where to Go From Here…
Cake Supplies – There are many Cake Supplies available to you for your cake and cake table at your reception such as cake toppers, cake plates, trays, jewelry, etc.
Cake Table – The Cake Table is where you get to showcase your wedding cake. Click here to find some ways you can dress up your Cake Table!
Western Cakes – Western Themed Cakes are the perfect match for your western themed wedding or if you are just a little bit country and want it to be known at your wedding. Click here to find out more information about Western Cakes.
How to Make Western Cakes – What kinds of things go into the perfect western themed cake.
Beach Theme Cakes – Beach Theme Cakes are the perfect match for your beach themed wedding or if you are celebrating a destination wedding. Click here to find out more information about Beach Theme Cakes.
Unusual Cakes – Unusual Cakes are great if you want to do something a little out of the ordinary for your wedding.
Tropical Cakes – Tropical Cakes are are the perfect fit for your tropical destination or beach wedding.
Cake Price – Knowing your Cake Price will help you to find the perfect cake for your wedding.
Fall Cakes – Fall Cakes are the perfect match for your fall themed wedding. Click here to find out more information about Fall Cakes.
Cupcakes for Weddings – Cupcake Themed Wedding Cakes are becoming increasingly popular at weddings due to lower cost and ease. Click here to find great examples and how to make them!
Cup Cakes for Weddings – Part two – click here for even more examples of cup cake themed cakes
Cake Frosting – Choosing your Cake Frosting is important and depends on what colours you want to achieve, flavor, texture and climate that your cake will be in. Click here to learn the different kinds of Cake Frosting and when to use them!
Simple Cakes – Simple Cakes can be both a beautiful and elegant choice for your wedding cake. Click here to find your options for Simple Cakes!
Square Cakes – You don’t have to stick with the standard round, tiered cake, try a square cake for a change of pace.
Fountain Cakes – Fountain Cakes are beautiful, elegant and certainly ostentacious! Click here for the various ways you can use Fountain Cakes on your special day!
Heart Shaped Cake – A Heart Shaped Cake can be a beautiful expression of love at your wedding reception. Click here for the various ways you can use a Heart Shaped Cake on your special day!
Christmas Cakes – Christmas Cakes are the perfect match for your Christmas or Winter themed wedding. Click here for great ideas and information about Christmas Cakes or Winter Cakes.
Wedding Shower Cakes – Wedding Shower Cakes can be both fun and elegant to celebrate upcoming nuptials. Click here for some great ideas for Wedding Shower Cakes that you can have at your wedding shower.
Cheap Cakes – Looking for Cheap Cakes? Click here to learn all about how to find them and what your best choices are!
Wedding Shower Towel Cake – A Wedding Shower Towel Cake is a very thoughtful, beautiful and useful gift to give at a wedding shower. Click here to find out how to make one as well as examples.
Fondant Cake – A Fondant Wedding Cake can be a very elegant and beautiful choice for your special day. Click here to find examples of fondant wedding cake.
Elegant Cakes – Elegant Wedding Cakes can be the jewel of your wedding reception! Click here to find some great examples of Elegant Wedding Cakes!
Martha Stewart Cakes – Martha Stewart Cakes are designed to be elegant and beautiful and can be the jewel of your wedding reception!
Gallery of Exotic Cakes – an exotic cake could be a breathtaking experience for your guests. Click here to see a gallery of exotic cakes.
Cake and Frosting Recipes – You need great Cake and Frosting Recipes especially if you are looking to save money and make your own wedding cake.
Cake Ideas – Here you will find great Cakes Ideas for you to look through so you find the perfect cake for your wedding.
Design Your Own Cake – Nothing is better than to Design Your Own Cake for your special day. Click here to find out what you need to think of when you Design Your Own Cake!
Cake Designs For Wedding – There are many Cake Designs for Wedding. From tiered cakes to theme cakes, your choices are immense. Click here to find how many really is!
Funny Cake Toppers – There are many Funny Wedding Cake Toppers for you to choose from for your wedding cake.
Unusual Cake Toppers – Unusual Cake Toppers can be a great choice for a bridal shower cake, groom’s cake, engagement party cake or maybe even the cake at your wedding…if you dare.
Monogram Cake Toppers – Monogram Wedding Cake Toppers are an elegant way to top off your cake.
Towel Cakes – A Towel Cake is a very thoughtful, beautiful and useful gift to give at a wedding shower.
Tiered Cakes – Tiered Cakes are a beautiful addition to your wedding reception and are sure to impress your guests with their elegance.
Mexican Cakes – Mexican Cakes are the perfect match for your Mexican themed wedding or if you want to pay tribute to your Mexican heritage. Click here to find out more information about Mexican Cakes.
Mini Cakes – Mini Cakes can be sweet little presents for each of your guests at your Wedding Reception.
Hawaiian Cake – A Hawaiian Cake is the perfect match for your Hawaiian themed wedding or if you want to pay tribute to your Hawaiian heritage.
Italian Cake – An Italian Cake is the perfect match for your Italian themed wedding or if you want to pay tribute to your Italian heritage.
Castle Cake – A Castle Cake is the perfect match for your fairytale wedding and wedding reception.
Also check out Castle Cakes – part two.
Butterfly Cake – A Butterfly Wedding Cake is the perfect match for your butterfly themed wedding and wedding reception.
Las Vegas Cake – A Las Vegas Cake is the perfect match for your Las Vegas themed wedding and wedding reception.
Cake Photo Gallery – A Cake Photo Gallery will certainly give you a lot of choices when it comes to looking at photos of cakes for your wedding.
Halloween Cakes – Halloween Cakes are perfect for your Halloween themed wedding.
Snowflake Cakes – Snowflake Wedding Cakes are the perfect choice for a winter themed wedding or Christmas or wedding.
Autumn Cakes – Autumn Cakes are the perfect match for your autumn themed wedding. Click here to find out more information about Autumn Cakes.
Wilton Cakes – Wilton Cakes are spectacular in their intricate details and fabulous designs. Click here to see just some of the available wilton cakes designs available and how to make them.
Winter Cakes – Winter Cakes are the perfect match for your Winter themed wedding. Click here for great ideas and information about Winter Wedding Cakes.
Wilton Cake Supplies – Wilton Cake Supplies are what you need to create your own perfect wedding cake and save big money. Click here to find some of the available Wilton Cake Supplies available to you.
It is not something that you want to leave to the last moment but I found a great website that showcases cakes that other brides and family members have made for weddings and gives great ideas and information about making cakes.
Visit www.cakes-you-can-bake.com to find recipes, tips and techniques on how to make the perfect cake for any occasion.
Piece of Cake which specializes in your wedding cake, bridal shower cakes, specialty cakes to make your event a piece a cake!
Cakes For You where an award winning cake designer and pastry chef shares her inspirational cake ideas and expert advice with brides and aspiring pastry chefs. Get recipes, tutorials and fresh ideas.
Wedding Cakes and Toppers – A wedding planner’s view on wedding cake toppers and wedding cake designs
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