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Wedding Cakes

Cake1The history of the wedding cake goes back to Roman times. The ingredients used were seen as symbols of fertility. Sometimes bread were broken over the couple’s heads and guests saved the crumbs as tokens of good luck.

A few centuries ago, it became fashionable in France to cover cakes with marzipan.

New Wedding Cake Traditions  

As traditions changed, a large wedding cake became the focal point, although small cakes are becoming fashionable again. Nowadays you can choose many different types and styles of Wedding Cakes to suit the color and theme of your wedding day.


Cake2Chocolate Wedding Cakes  

Are you a Chocoholic? Luckily the days are gone that the only choice of wedding cake was a traditional three-tier fruitcake. Even though it’s still popular, you can now also choose from a variety of flavours including plain sponge, passion cake, carrot cake, lemon cake and the all-time favourite, chocolate cake.


Chocolate has been associated with romance and passion for many decades and what better choice for your wedding day. Chocolate always makes people feel good and can act as a desert and wedding cake.



Looking at the budget for a wedding, some couples decide that the wedding cake should be the last on the list when it comes to allocating money. Many brides however see this as very important and they are very specific when it comes to the design of their wedding cake, and who designs it.


Deciding on a Wedding Cake Designer  

    - The caterers normally design wedding cakes as well. It might be slightly cheaper than a bakery or independent cake maker and can be just is delicious. Ask to see images of previous designs and cakes made for other weddings. You can also ask taste samples.
    - Your local bakery or neighbourhood supermarket might also be able to assist you in the design and baking of your wedding cake. They might be able to better assist you with small cakes.
    - Choose an independent cake maker if the wedding cake is high on your list of priorities. Cake makers specialize in the design of wedding cakes and it will be possible for you to lay down specifications regarding style, size, color and design.


Questions to ask the cake maker  

Before you decide on your wedding cake, arrange to meet the service provider whose services you are interested to use. You should ask the cake maker:

 - If he / she will be making the cake themselves or will an assistant make it? - What are the different flavours to choose from and are some more expensive? - Would the cake be priced as a whole, or per slice, depending on the amount of guests at the wedding - How close to your wedding date can the cake be made? The closer, the fresher. - Must the cake be collected or can it be delivered directly to the venue. Also what would the delivery charge be.

Once you have decided on a specific cake maker, bakery or caterer, put your pen to paper and make sure all specifications are written down do avoid confusion. Both yourself and the cake maker should sign the contract.

Carla Nel Photography