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Wedding Cakes

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The history of the wedding cake can be traced as far back as the Roman Empire. Though much different from today’s, the cake was more like a loaf of bread and icing had not been invented at that time. In fact, the cakes back then probably tasted little better than a dried out sponge.  However, it goes to show that a sustained tradition can evolve into something extraordinary and delicious.

Moving beyond the flavor, the look and style of the cakes have reached even greater heights.  Now, the white-icing cake will always be a winner.  There’s a reason why it is the most popular.  It is timeless and elegant and the classic structure put forth by covering multiple tiers of cake with pure, sugary goodness is homage to the gods.  Add a crown of fresh flowers and you’ve opened the heavens.

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"Dramatic Rescue"

This being said, we’ve witnessed many, many cakes that have successfully pulled off the daring attempt of adding colored icing and/or whacky shapes to the “bride’s” cake. There are so many creative bakers and cake decorators out there that it is hard to refrain from letting them show you a different approach.  Colorful stripes or dots ornamenting the abstract architecture of the tiers make for an interesting cake that is also quite fun to photograph (especially whey the bride and groom are attempting to cut it).  However, expressing one’s self is still easily attainable with a “classic” white-icing cake by the addition of a topper unique to you.Wedding Cakes 20.JPG

The groom’s cake is almost expected to be different.  They generally take the shape of whatever the groom may be into.  Forms of fire engines, golf balls or school mascots are not uncommon.  They are the little piece of individuality expressed by the groom at his bride’s wedding, albeit, they tend to play second fiddle to the glamour and aura of the other cake.

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Nate takes the Cake...with force!

These are simply observations that we have picked up in this business.  The cakes at a wedding are glorious in their presence and quite enjoyable to devour (take it from us, we’ve been force-fed several pieces of many different cakes throughout our career).

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