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Wedding cake ideas

YOUR WEDDING CAKE – A FUNCTIONAL MASTERPIECE

The wedding cake is central to the wedding feast. The role of the wedding cake in the wedding celebration is symbolic to the fertility of the couple.  Centuries ago, the wedding cake was broken over the head of the bride and the smaller pieces of cake were used by single ladies to put under their pillow, to dream about her husband-to-be.

In South Africa, a stylish version of the French custom of giving small cakes to guests in the form of sweetie pies, cupcakes, custard pastries etc. has become very popular. If you still want a good old fashioned wedding cake on your special day, then have a tiered wedding cake and make the bottom tier a fruit cake. In this way, you can keep the bottom tier for your first child’s christening, still a popular tradition.

Your wedding cake depends on your personal taste and reflects your catering and decor theme of the wedding.You can be as ornate as you like, or keep it really simple. Fresh flowers are a beautiful alternative; just keep them cool so they don’t wilt all over the cake.

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