Serving cake during a wedding reception is a time-honored custom. Time immemorial; consider the classical wedding cake in Utah. Traditionally, wedding cakes had at least two layers (they typically have more than two today), and newlyweds were often encouraged to kiss over the cake without knocking it over in the hopes of ensuring a long and happy marriage with Asian bakery and a plentiful offspring.
French Iconic Work by Heritage Wedding Cakes
Wedding cake planner Marine Urbain of Hotel Manapany and head pastry chef at Sin Garden in St. Barths explains that many of her clients met in a pastry class where they were assigned to make Paris-Brest, a famous wheel-shaped French dessert that pays homage to a bicycle race that runs from Paris to Brest, a naval town in Brittany. They had a chocolate crispy praline base, caramel puffs, and vanilla whipped cream baked into their own version of the circular hazelnut-flavored pastry for their wedding. Their nine years of friendship, the number of tables at their reception supper, and the month they met (September) were all represented by the nine-story cake.
Chandelier that Swings by Granite Bakery & Bridal Showcase
The reception was held in a tent, and the staff had to determine whether or not the ceiling pole could hold the weight of the chandelier and cake. When it was time to serve, we removed the cake and saved the top layer for the newlyweds to enjoy on their first wedding anniversary.
Blooming Cherry Trees by Daydreams Cakes & Pastries
According to Allison Jackson, creative director of Pineapple Productions in Washington, D.C., “Spring in the nation’s capital is marked by the flowering of the cherry blossom, which symbolizes renewal and optimism.” She recalls, “One memorable wedding cake I’ll never forget was created in honor of these blossoms,” with an exterior including blush pink fondant and sugar cherry blossom branches artfully set around the sides of the cake’s five layers. An optical illusion spacer was used to create the impression that the two upper levels were suspended in midair.
Masterpiece by Heather Oliver Cake Design
We frosted the cake in shimmering gold icing and then hand-drew elements like the couple’s names and the wedding date to mimic papel picado, the traditional Mexican decorative art. Finally, we decorated the cake by adding a cascade of plum-colored fondant flowers.
Vibrant Flowers by Kellie Jo’s Sweet Treats
“The wedding theme was rainbows,” Nicky says. The bride wanted to include her two cats in the design of her wedding cake, so they made an appearance at the bottom of the five-tier confection (if you look closely, you can see edible representations of the cats lying at the base).