One of the most common underlying questions in the cake business is why DO wedding cakes cost more than birthday or christening cakes? Here I'll cover some of the various differences between my birthday and wedding cakes, and why you SHOULD expect to pay more for your wedding cake.
Wedding cakes haven't always been as we see them today, let's go back and have a look:
In Roman times, wedding ceremonies ended by breaking a "cake" of wheat or barley over the bride's head (the cake was in actual fact was more like a hard biscuity cob than a cake, probably quite hard and probably hurt a bit!) The couple then ate some of the crumbs. This was supposed to bring good fortune to the happy couple.
So here we are, right in the middle of our UK summer months - how does the heat (and often humidity) affect your cake order, and what can we do to make sure it stays in tip-top condition?
Photo Credit: Cakes at Rachel's
While weddings are on my mind (when are they not these days?!) - planning my own wedding has led me into the murky world of Pinterest and bridal magazines. Why murky? Because they don't always paint an accurate picture! I've seen so many "pins" or articles promoting "20 ways to save money on your wedding", "90 things brides do to cut down on wedding costs", blah blah blah. One thing they all seem to have in common is saving money on your wedding cake, so I'm going to bust a couple of myths: