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Monday 24th July 2017  GMT

Wedding Cakes – Having your cake and eating it 

For some, eating a piece of fruit wedding cake at a wedding is the highlight of the reception. Yet for others, they would rather not have a cake at all.

The choice of cake is not just about taste alone. Traditional cakes can also be extremely expensive so couple doubts about taste and cost and you have two good reasons why you may wish to not to have a cake.

Wedding cakes are another great wedding tradition, making some people believe that you have to have a cake even of you don't like it. This is not the case. There are plenty of alternatives, including nothing at all.

There are plenty of alternatives to consider in your weeding cake which are not just limited to the. Icings, cream fillings and other variations of fillings.

So please take a few minutes to take the various ideas on board before plunging into your choice. Also remember if you do decide to have a full fruit cake to ensure that your venue returns the remaining cake after the event. After all you may want to keep some of it to celebrate the birth of your first child!

Interestingly not getting the rest of the wedding cake returned safely by the venue is often one the main complaint after the happy day is over. So clearly many catering staff enjoys eating wedding cake too.





Wedding Trivia: RICE THROWING
Rice has been used as a symbol of fertility and as a wish for a "full pantry" in various parts of the world from ancient to modern times. In the past, rice was not the only thing thrown at the bride and groom as the left the wedding. Wheat, instead of rice, was thrown in France, figs and dates were thrown in Northern Africa, and a combination of coins, dried fruit, and candy was thrown in Italy. In some European countries eggs are thrown!Rice is not harmful to the birds that eat it, but an article in California professing this to be the case, has caused birdseed to replace rice at most weddings. Flower petals, confetti, baubles, and balloons are often used today instead of rice.

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