Serving a wedding cake is the tradition which has been followed for a long time now. This cake is served at wedding receptions after dinner, however in some parts in England, the cake is instead served at the wedding breakfast, which takes place on the morning after the actual ceremony.
Depending on the wedding, the wedding cakes ranges in size and can be made for ten people or to a very large one which serves hundreds of people. The cake designers make use of several ingredients and various tools and techniques for the creation of cakes which may reflect the life and personalities of the bride and groom. Marzipan, gum paste, buttercream, fondant, and chocolate can be considered as one of the more popular ingredients which are used in the making of wedding cakes.
There are many types of wedding cakes which are made by different pastry chefs; as there are the more traditional wedding cakes, which are the cakes based on size and flavor including frosted, smaller and cupcakes. These traditional cakes are white in color, which includes different beautiful decorations and icing including almond, butter cream etc. These are rather based on flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.
The frosted cakes have been always popular as a large amount of cream is present in them. The most popular wedding cake which is present in the modern society is the Traditional stack cake; which contains different layers which have flavors all separated from one another as most people may like. Furthermore, white color for a wedding cake is always popular in any wedding and also allows the addition of different flavor content between the layers of the cake. All in all, the making of these wedding cakes holds together one of the oldest tradition in weddings today.