Wedding cakes, the tradition comes from as far back as Ancient Rome where bread was broken over the bride’s head to bring good fortune to the couple, the tiered wedding cake comes from Medieval England. Cakes were stacked as high as possible for the bride and groom to kiss over. A successful kiss meant they were guaranteed a prosperous life together.
So what is popular for 2017? The naked wedding cake was huge in 2016, and for 2017 the semi-naked wedding cake is the cake of choice. We are also seeing marble wedding cakes, beautiful hand painted cakes, metallic designs with gold, rose gold and silver, drip wedding cakes, single tier cakes and themed cakes…that’s a lot of cake!
For those that prefer a savory option, the cheese wheel cake is a popular choice. Choose from a variety of delicious Cornish cheeses to create a beautiful tiered cake one that can be adorned with fruit, grapes, berries, and figs or edible flowers. The delicious fruit and flowers will add colour and will also be a delicious accompaniment when the cake has been cut.
So the wedding cake symbolises the happy couple’s day. From grand, multi tiered creations to delicate, simple bites, a wedding cake is essential for most and the South West offers happy couples a delicious range of experienced bakers to sample and use for their big day. Find your perfect wedding cake design here on eeek!