|Updated: 4/16/2007 1:29 pm
||Published: 4/16/2007 1:29 pm
Wedding cakes are often a favorite attraction at the reception. While the cake has traditionally been made of a light pound, sponge, or white cake, today's wedding cake flavors vary from chocolate to spice. Cakes can be artistically shaped and usually include a special topper. The topper may be made from fresh flowers, sugar wedding bells, figurines, or even a tiny music box. You may also choose to have a groom's cake, which is traditionally a dark chocolate or fruitcake. Cut the cake before dessert at a luncheon or dinner reception, or after guests have been received at a tea or cocktail reception. The groom places his right hand over the brides and together they cut into the bottom layer. The bride and groom traditionally share the first slice as a symbol of their willingness to share each other's household. The bride gives her new in-laws their pieces then the groom serves his in-laws. The rest of the cake is cut by servers, who are usually friends of the bride. For more information, contact a wedding specialist.