Wedding Cake Tales

The Beautiful Looking Wedding Cakes has a classic history to its revival. The Babylonians were the first to start the tradition of the lovely tiered wedding cakes. The tradition of creating special cakes for weddings reaches back to Roman times. A small and basic fruit cake would be made from food that was traditionally offered as an appeasement to the gods – rich fruit, nuts and tiny honey cakes. This cake would be crumbled over the bride’s head so that the gods would bless her with abundance – the tradition known as ‘crowning the bride’.

The tradition was brought to Britain by Julius Caesar in 54 BC and became part of local custom. At first, it was only wealthy families who could afford to adopt the practice, with poorer families scattering grains of wheat or corn over the bride. Crowning the bride continued until a mere 200 years ago. Now the ritual has been split into two parts, rice or confetti is thrown over the bride to encourage fertility and each guest is given a slice of cake to eat or take home.

British wedding cakes remained virtually unchanged from the elaborate Victorian creations until the 1980s, when the intricately piped royal icing began to be replaced by soft icing, draped and frilled and often embellished with sugar-paste flowers. At the same time simpler, American-style layer cakes, such as carrot cake with cream cheese filling or key lime coconut cake with lime curd, came into vogue. Today, there are practically no rules about wedding cakes in Britain. Contemporary cakes can be any of color, flavor, or shape, and the possibilities are endless: a dense, dark chocolate cake with a sumptuous filling; gold, silver, and white iced cakes stacked and decorated to look like a pile of wedding presents; a tower of individual desserts; or a plain, moist sponge cake simply iced and decorated with fresh or sugar flowers.

Now with the advent of culinary courses and allied cake making tools wedding cakes are boom in demand and the beauty of these cakes are a part of every celebration of the bride and the groom.

Isn’t the information useful? Well we have a simple recipe to it too.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees celcius).

  • Grease and flour in a pan

  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean.

  • And your cake is ready to eat.

Happy Eating Folks!!!!!!!!!!


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