Ruby's Blog | Wedding Cakes

Hello Bride & Groom’s To Be!

I’m Ruby the Rochester Bride! As a newlywed of the Rochester area, I love sharing my knowledge of the wedding experience with newly engaged couples. This week I can’t wait to share with you all about your wedding cake!

A traditional wedding cake is a ritual and a symbol of the couple’s willingness to share each other’s household from then on. Usually, it is a white cake with buttercream frosting, but now there are more options to choose from!

{1} Flavor: It can be chocolate, carrot, rum, fudge, white chocolate, lemon or cheesecake, or any other flavor your baker offers.

{2} Filling: You must choose a filling, if you want one, which complements the cake flavor.

{3} Decorations: Cakes may be decorated with fresh and silk flowers, delicate colorful frosting flowers and borders, mini-figurines or crystal toppers. Get creative, and you can put almost anything on it.

{4} Baker
: Select your baker three to six months before your wedding. When you meet with your baker, be sure to describe your wedding, number of guests, location and time of the reception. Also, look at photos of specially made cakes and ask to taste samples, if that’s possible. Order your cake one month in advance and always request a receipt describing the type of cake you have ordered, as well as the filling, icing, style and color of decorations.

{5} Procedure
: The wedding cake usually sits on a skirted table, which will be wheeled into the center of the room when the couple is ready to cut it. Make sure you place both of your right hands over one another and cut the first slice, which you two will share. Save the top layer and freeze it for your first anniversary, your baker can advise you on the best way to wrap and freeze it.

{6} Groom's Cake
: The groom’s cake is usually a gift to the groom and given as a way to remind him he hasn’t been forgotten. This cake could represent his favorite sport, sports team, dark with fruits or nuts or soaked in liquor. It can be presented in many ways, during the celebration, included as one of the layers of the bridal cake and served at the reception as a second choice, served at the rehearsal dinner or specially boxed miniatures given as gifts to attendants.