If you read through previous blog posts on this site, you’ll see plenty of references to cake – in fact so many references that you might think I own a cake company rather than a mobile wedding creperie. And you’ll also realise that I’m not exactly a great fan of wedding cakes in general (though I do make an exception for the cheese variety).
With the number of posts written on the subject, you could be forgiven for thinking I’m in the midst of some hardcore Weight Watchers program and I spend my days fantasising about cakes. But in reality, cakes are one of the many things that every wedding has and I’m always interested to check them out.
I’ve written before about how I (along with many others, I suspect) don’t particularly enjoy the fruity wedding cake taste – you wouldn’t choose to eat it every day, would you? I am beginning to suspect that fruit cakes only appear at Christmas and weddings just to make us appreciate all the other varities we can enjoy during the rest of the year (I’m doing my Weight Watchers fantasy thing again).
However, where wedding cakes do excel is in the department of appearance. We were serving crêpes at a wedding recently which had a beautiful looking tiered cake. We set up our crepe stand right next to the table where the cake was located and the guests were all admiring it as we were serving them with their pancakes. The thing which attracted the most attention was the decorative castle perched on the top tier. It finished the cake off nicely and gave it a bit of a regal feel. The venue was Nunsmere Hall in Cheshire, which isn’t a castle (though it’s partner venue, Peckforton Castle, of course is) so I’m not entirely sure what it’s significance was, but it did look good. Which is entirely the point when it comes to wedding cakes – the guests talked about how good it looked and were intrigued with the decoration and it’s significance.
So that’s one thing that must be considered. Think carefully and in detail about cake decoration, presentation and any special features for your wedding cake. Make sure it’s as well presented and beautiful looking as possible – because once your guest take a bite, they might be reminded that fruit cake is best enjoyed at special occasions only!