Wedding Cakes and More….!
For many bridal couples, the wedding cake is an important and essential part of their wedding, but the term “wedding cake” can be interpreted in many ways and can also be served in an abundantly different variation!
The traditional wedding cake
With “traditional” the many layered wedding cake is meant, most often completely encased in a white icing with a fine marzipan layer, and decorated with the traditional sugar art wedding figurine on top!! But, here there are also many variations, the cake can of course, also be heart shaped, or even square. Couples can also choose something which is completely individual and important to them, in both shape and in terms of the decoration, which could also symbolize a joint hobby or passion which they share!
When is the wedding cake served?
This aspect depends completely on the “timetable” of the wedding! Either way, both the presentation and the cutting of the cake should be built into the day as a highlight thus ensuring that this moment, is celebrated as befitting as it should be.
If an afternoon tea is served, then the cake can be the “crowning” glory of the tea buffet table. The cake can however also form part of the dessert buffet and in fact, can also be served instead of a dessert, after the main meal. A further possibility is to serve the cake at midnight, as a culinary finalé to the evening!
Cupcakes – An alternative to the wedding cake
In the meantime this American trend has become well known and well-loved here in Germany. Instead of a big wedding cake, many German bridal couples are now choosing small, and delicious cupcakes. Cupcakes are extremely decorative and can also be placed on a multi-level stand, and presented as a many tiered wedding cake. From a practical point of view, cupcakes are easily hand held and can be eaten while standing. You could have cupcakes with fine art sugar filigree work with a cream filling, or sugar domes with different fillings. There is definitely one out there which would appeal to you!!
Candy Bar & Sweet Table
Everyone who loves sweet things, would love having a candy bar at their wedding. A candy bar consists, as the name suggests, of numerous, different types of candy and of course, is decoratively arranged, in either the theme of the wedding or the colour scheme. Guests can then simply help themselves right there and then to some sweeties or if there are little packets or containers nearby, can then pack themselves some sweeties to take home as a reminder of the wedding.
The sweet table is a type of dessert buffet! It can be seen as an extension of or as a replacement of the traditional cake buffet table. On the sweet table, you can have absolutely anything, for example: tarts, cakes, cupcakes, macaroons, petit fours, chocolates amongst many other sweet delights, simply anything that is sweet, can be found here. The sweet table is more versatile than a dessert table or a cake buffet, and can be beautifully decorated, again, with matching complementary accessories. This way, the sweet table becomes both a culinary and visual experience for the guests.
A fruit bar in summer, is naturally for many guests, a welcome change. It’s also sweet, but less heavy and in summer, naturally more refreshing. The chosen fruits are cut into bite sized pieces and are placed on lovely plates or even left in decorative fruit shells, or in small dessert bowls. Also, a very nice and attractive variation would be to provide fruit kebabs. This way, the guests can help themselves and easily and simply pull the individual fruits off of the kebab stick.
For all the nibblers out there, the fruit bar does not have to replace the sweets and the cakes, but is a complementary addition to either the reception or the dessert buffet!
Wishing you loads of fun by the tasting and testing!
Here’s to a sweet wedding!
Your Wedding Planner