You know that expression ‘have your cake and eat it too’? Well it rings true now more than ever with the infinite amount of creativity and thought being put into both the look and taste of your wedding cake. Traditionally wedding cakes were made to bring good luck to the couple (ceremonial Bride and Groom feeding each other cake), as well as spreading that luck unto their guests. With creative and unique cake vendors like Kitchener-Waterloo’s The Cake Box, these earlier traditions have transitioned into serving both function andform, all while thinking “outside the box”.
Today, designing your wedding cake has become more than just a choice between vanilla and chocolate, it’s become a process. The Bride and Groom sit down with a cake designer like Yvonne from The Cake Box,and together they map out what the cake will both look and taste like. During this meeting Yvonne will discover the couple’s flavour preferences, their wedding theme and colours. And with these elements a beautiful and delicious piece of art is crafted.
You have your standard vanilla, chocolate, banana, strawberry, red velvet or carrot. But then there are so many new flavours to play with such as peanut-butter, lavender, coffee, pumpkin, and the list goes on. If you’re looking to try one of these decadent flavours The Cake Boxoffers 10-12 varying cupcakes daily in their cafe!
2. Theme & Colour:
The thought and consideration put into designing a cake that fits within your theme is what transforms the cake from being functional into having form; a centerpiece or decor element. Your cake then becomes a statement of flare, elegance or intrigue.
The combination of these elements are infinite. And working with someone like Yvonne can help bridge the gap between a functional but still decorative wedding cake.
Traditionally and ceremonially speaking, wedding cakes served a function: to feed the guests and spread the luck. More recently cakes have taken on the role of being an element of both form and function. In fact, I see them as being the perfect balance of deliciously satisfying functionality wrapped up in a beautifully decorated and detailed form. See, you really can have your cake and eat it too!