Traditional Wedding Cakes
Traditionally, a wedding cake is a stacked, multi-layered ot tiered cake decorated with icing, marzipan or fondant. Wedding cakes can be made of sponge cake, buttercake, fruit cake, mudcake. Wedding cakes are usually heavily decorated with sugar flowers, ribbons or other decorations called icingtons made from royal icing.
Modern Wedding Cakes
Today, wedding cakes can take any shape of form, with brides choosing cake designs and colours to match their wedding theme or personal taste.
Croquembouche (also known as croquenbouche)
croquembouche is a french cake often served at weddings. A croquembouche is cone shaped and made up of profiteroles and decorated with threads of caramel, sugared almonds, chocolate, flowers or ribbons.
The name croquembouche, comes from the French words croque en bouche meaning 'crunch in the mouth'.
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As a tradition, wedding cakes began back during the roman empire.
Today, the cutting of the wedding cake symbolises the first joint task between the bride and groom in married life.
Wedding Cake Icing and Decoration
Wedding cakes can be iced using royal icing, marzipan or fondant. Wedding cakes can also be decorated with flowers, chocolates, sweets and ribbons.
Cake Toppers & Figurines
Cake toppers can be made of plastic, porcelain or polymer.
Figurines made of icing are referred to as icingtons.
Wedding Cakes in Australia
Wedding cakes can be purchased from bakeries, speciality cake shops and wedding cake designers. Wedding cakes can be purchased from bakeries with many cake designers working from home. Find wedding cake bakers and wedding cake decorators in Sydney & New South Wales, Melbourne & Victoria, Brisbane & Queensland and other states in Australia in Wedding Centrals Directory.
Frequently Asked Wedding Cake Questions
Wedding cakes questions asked by real brides planning their wedding. Practical matters such as storing wedding cakes, freezing and refridgerating wedding cakes, transporting wedding cakes, hot weather effecting the icing of wedding cakes and more.
Read the wedding cake FAQ.