The wedding cake is by far one of the most anticipated items that everybody wants to experience. After the bride’s dress, the cake is the highlight of the party. Both children and adults are eager to take pictures of the cake and most of all, have a bite! There is nothing more flattering for the attendants of a wedding than the moment they see the cake entering the room! Weddings cakes are based on a long time honored tradition. They are based on three tiers, but this is just the classic designs.
There are many other contemporary models to choose from. But traditionally speaking, the conventional wedding cake contains three basic tiers, where the bottom tier is made especially for reception guests. The middle tier is for the guests who couldn’t make it at the reception. The third tier is a bit more special. It was customary in the old days for the newlyweds to preserve the last tier of the cake and eat one year later. This was meant to celebrate their first year of marriage, or more precisely, their first born. This tradition was not kept around the cake.
The couple who had their first child chose to celebrate their first year of marriage in a simpler way. At the origins, custom was regarded as a way of continuing with the tradition of the wedding cake. The tradition of saving the top tier of the cake was very popular during the 19th century and it still seems like an interesting and fun tradition for modern couples. Those who want to have a child as soon as possible after their wedding may be interested in following this custom. The first tier of the cake was used in the past to celebrate the christening of the firstborn child. There are many other interpretations given to this tradition today. Things evolved with the passing of time and now we’re witnessing a longer marriage without children.
Couples of today like to take more time and space between marrying and giving birth to their first child. In this context, the idea of saving a tier of their wedding cake seems only inappropriate. This is one of the reasons for why this tradition is not that popular anymore. But in case you are interested to find out how this custom really works, follow us. The saving of the cake can be made by refrigeration. It’s easy to easy the cake a yea later by placing the tier in the refrigerator. The icing should be kept in good shape, as well as the taste. The cake can be boxed in several layers of plastic wrap. Make sure that the layers are close to the cake, so that you will prevent freezer burn.
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