The wedding cake
Most people aren’t aware of this, but the tradition of the wedding cake is very old, dating back to Roman times. Also, most things about the cake and the traditions related to it are full of symbolism. For example, the cake is normally white to act as a symbol of the purity of the wedding itself. Also, the ritual of cutting the cake together is meant to symbolize the first act that the bride and groom perform as one and the tradition of the bride and groom feeding cake to one another is meant as a symbol for their commitment to each other. Nowadays people do these things because it’s tradition, but once they meant something and were very important parts of the wedding.
Choosing your wedding cake is more than just choosing desert. It will be the centerpiece of the wedding and it’s something that people will be paying a lot of attention to. Although some people will probably say that they don’t even like wedding cake, the truth is wedding cake can be anything you want it to be. Even if you want to keep the white exterior, whatever’s inside can be any flavor or any kind of cake that you like best.
If you want to add a little more tradition to your wedding you can research if there are any typical wedding traditions in the area where you live. In France, for example, the wedding cake is called a croquembouche and it’s less of a cake and more of a tower of profiteroles, which are puffs of choux pastry filled with cream or chocolate – very tasty and original. And in Denmark and Norway the wedding cake is called an overflødighedshorn and it’s made by combining several rings of cake to make a shape like a cornucopia, which symbolizes abundance.