Happy 4th of July

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Monday, January 28, 2008

The Wedding Cake

Or cakes. Traditionally, there was the bride’s cake, which sometimes had sheet cakes to back it up. As a child I remember groom’s cake which was individually wrapped small pieces of cake—haven’t seen that in a very long time. The bride’s cake or wedding cake seemed to be always yellow or white cake, often with white icing as the base and then colored icing (in pastels) decorating the cake. I don’t remember thinking how good the cake tasted.

Things have changed. And for the better. I’ve been at weddings that served carrot cake or chocolate cake or cake with flavored fillings. I’ve seen primary colors decorating cakes. I’ve eaten ones with cream cheese frosting.

My youngest daughter and her fiancé chose to have two cakes – from two different bakeries. They liked a chocolate cake at one bakery. At another they liked a white cake with a strawberry filling. Both were lovely. Both were tasty. Guests got to choose which kind of cake to have.

So like with the food for the reception, do what you want! It’s your wedding and your reception. You might as well enjoy the cake or cakes, too.