Wedding Cakes and Cake Toppers

 


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Wedding cakes have a rich history as they have endured through many changes along the way to reach us as they are today. Ancient Romans, Greeks and Egyptians would crumble a handful of wedding cake over the bride or over the bride and her groom signifying fertility as well as prosperity. The first cakes were of a salty nature, and then there came the wedding cakes made with sugar and no icing. Somewhere along the way, it is believed that a baker of the wedding cakes decided to put a layer of a mixture of water and sugar between the wedding cakes so they would stay together while in route to the wedding, and thus began the iced wedding cakes. Also at one time, there were individual wedding cakes that ranged in size comparable to cupcakes these were called bride cakes.

One tradition of the past was to string a piece of wedding cake through the wedding ring a number of times, the ninth time being threaded through being the luckiest. Eventually there became a custom to box the cut pieces for a groomsman and bridesmaid to take with them. Sleeping with a piece of wedding cake is supposed to insure dreams of the coming marriage partner of the one who slept with the wedding cake.

It is also traditional for the bride and groom to share the cutting of the first piece of wedding cake, with the groom's right hand atop the bride's right hand, then the bride covers his hand with her left hand, this ritual signifies their future to be shared. This first piece of wedding cake is then taken in turn of feeding one another to insure their family should never go hungry. In addition, the wedded couple shall keep the top tier of their wedding cake, preserving it by freezing, to be eaten by them one their first anniversary or to celebrate the christening of their first-born child.

Once the wedding cake has been chosen, the topper for the cake can be chosen. There is a vast assortment of wedding cake toppers from which to choose. Depending on personal tastes and the wedding theme, the cake topper should be a piece of cake to pick out. A good number of brides still chose the traditional cake topper of a bride and groom upon their wedding cake, but they can also choose cake toppers, which are monogrammed to fit the occasion. There is many a musical cake topper as well as toppers of ethnic and multinational themes of choice. Some brides even choose wedding cake toppers with the artistic flair of using glass or porcelain toppers.

Choosing a wedding cake topper is fun, which will add that special decoration needed for the wedding cake that should not be overly stressed over. Some brides have made the choice of using special themes for cake toppers by the use of novelty or a special figurine, some wedding cakes are humorous as well as romantic, the choice is really a personal determination of the bride and her groom.

Yolanda is the owner of Yolandas Wedding Favors. She sells many different types of wedding favors such as, love glass coasters, two peas in a pod salt and pepper shakers and many many more. Yolandas Wedding Favors also carries many different wedding accessories and wedding gifts such as guest books, unity candles, ring pillows, bridesmaid gifts, groomsmen gifts and many many more.

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