Traditionally, the bride cuts the first piece of cake, with the groom’s right hand over hers. Each feeds the other a piece of the cake. This sharing is symbolic of sharing together, from this day forth…
Shape & Decorations
The traditional wedding cake is usually a white round or square tiered or stacked cake with very elaborate white icing. Wedding cakes can be decorated with pastel iced flowers, fresh flowers, silk flowers and/or cake topper decorations.
The wedding cake should be displayed on a table by itself where it can be admired by all of the guests. You may decorate the table with flowers, arches, or even balloons. You can display your wedding cake with stands from single tiers to more elaborate 7 tier cake stands. Some brides choose to have the cake as the centerpiece for the buffet table, but I think that the cake should have its own table.
Today's Wedding Cake
As for today’s wedding cake designs anything goes. Stacked cakes still seem to be the way to go but the designs are quite creative. You can have cakes that are shaped like stacked gifts, stacked hatboxes, stacked cupcakes – be creative! Basket weave cakes come in and out of style but it seems to be a wedding cake design staple. Pick your favorite flavor of wedding cake, carrot cake with cream cheese, pound cake with lemon filling, or chocolate cake with mocha mousse.