Chocolate or vanilla, classic or crazy? You have endless opportunities when choosing a wedding cake; indeed, a single search on Google can send you on an inspirational tour in cyberspace lasting days. Traditionally, the wedding cake was a symbol of fertility and abundance, but that does not mean that you have to choose the most lavish cake. You might as choose an elegant and exquisitely decorated cake in a single tier. You may also have a favourite cake that you want interpreted into a wedding cake – perhaps a classic strawberry tart made special for the day or an ice cream cake instead of the classic wedding cake. Many patisseries allow you to test the cakes before you decide, so save a day during your planning where you can treat yourselves to sweet mouthfuls in the quest for the perfect cake.
Decorate the cake with flowers matching the bride’s bouquet. If possible, create a common theme by including flowers from the bride’s bouquet in both table decorations and wedding cake.
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Should the cake have a bride and groom on top? For many years, the classic Danish wedding cake was a marzipan ring cake with a plastic bride and groom figurine on top. However, today most choose a creative solution either without figurines or with creative alternatives such as crochet bride and groom or a bride and groom made on a pearl peg board.
Traditionally, the wedding cake is served after dinner together with the coffee; however, many choose to serve it in the afternoon for the reception, because they are afraid that the beautiful cake will not get the attention it deserves in the evening after a long day of eating, drinking and celebrations. If you choose to serve the cake early in the day, you can still make small wedding-themed petit fours or pop cakes for the after-dinner coffee.
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