A wedding Cake is that one item that nearly every invited guest looks forward to seeing and hopefully admiring. It is the centerpiece upon which every other element falls into place. Finding the right design that complements the taste and personality of the soon to be newly weds while at the same time blending with the general decor can be taxing but thankfully there are professionals like sweet inspiration ready to lend a hand.
When it comes to tradition, bridal cakes are not spared. They fall victim to the same beliefs and superstitions that rule other aspects of a wedding. It is upon the couple to decide whether or not they want to take part in these practices. It is all clean fun. Failure to conform wont lead to a marriage breakdown.
Cutting of the wedding cake
Guests usually wait with bated breaths for the new bride and her husband to cut the cake together.Partly due to the feeding anticipation. However, the moment when the two join hands to make that incision is symbolic. It is beautiful and makes for lovely wedding photos but mostly it is the first task that the two face together. It is proof that they are ready to collaborate in order to get things done.
Saving the top tier cake
Freezing and saving the top tier for the first anniversary has been around for some time. Originally, this was done so that the couple could celebrate the christening of their first child who was expected within the first year. Today, while the pressure to birth immediately after a wedding has cooled off, couples still free set aside the tier for their own consumption afterwards.
Feeding each other cake
This is another sweet photogenic gesture. It implies that the newly weds are looking forward to a union of love and that they are willing to ensure that the other is well catered for throughout their marriage.
Presenting cake to the parents
In Kenya, many couples get involved in the tradition of handing over a cake to each set of the parents. This act shows gratitude. After all, they raised the couple and will continue to provide support well into their children’s union. It also shows that the bride and groom want to return the favor together.