How to Pick a Wedding Cake

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Wedding cakes have a history that date back to Roman times when cakes of bread symbolizing fertility & good wishes were broken over the bride's head.

Wedding cakes have a history that date back to Roman times when cakes of bread symbolizing fertility & good wishes were broken over the bride's head.

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A wedding cake can be a both a sweet treat and a beautiful piece of art. You should try to have your cake ordered at least 3 months before your wedding as popular bakers book up quickly.

A wedding cake can be a both a sweet treat and a beautiful piece of art. You should try to have your cake ordered at least 3 months before your wedding as popular bakers book up quickly.

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Many couples choose a tower-style wedding cake with several layers, called tiers, which are often separated by decorative elements. Layers may be stacked, each layer can be a different flavor.

Many couples choose a tower-style wedding cake with several layers, called tiers, which are often separated by decorative elements. Layers may be stacked, each layer can be a different flavor.

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Popular wedding cake flavors include chocolate fudge, carrot spice, lemon and Irish cream. You may also want to include a cream filling as a complimentary flavor within your cake.

Popular wedding cake flavors include chocolate fudge, carrot spice, lemon and Irish cream. You may also want to include a cream filling as a complimentary flavor within your cake.

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Many couples choose icing and decorations that reflect the wedding's color or scheme.

Many couples choose icing and decorations that reflect the wedding's color or scheme.

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Figurines or other decorations on top of the cake are called a "cake topper". There are many alternatives to the traditional bride & groom made of plastic or plaster.

Figurines or other decorations on top of the cake are called a "cake topper". There are many alternatives to the traditional bride & groom made of plastic or plaster.

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A "groom's cake" is a salute to the groom that reflects his personality, interests or occupation. The groom's cake is sometimes served at the rehearsal dinner or reception alongside the wedding cake.

A "groom's cake" is a salute to the groom that reflects his personality, interests or occupation. The groom's cake is sometimes served at the rehearsal dinner or reception alongside the wedding cake.

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The starting cost of a wedding cake is based on the number of guests you need to serve. There are often extra charges for specialty icings, flavors, and decorations...

The starting cost of a wedding cake is based on the number of guests you need to serve. There are often extra charges for specialty icings, flavors, and decorations...

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Cakes can cost $2 to $15 per guest.  To cut down on costs, you could use a smaller decorated cake for the cake-cutting ceremony. You can then use a less expensive sheet cake to serve to your guests.

Cakes can cost $2 to $15 per guest. To cut down on costs, you could use a smaller decorated cake for the cake-cutting ceremony. You can then use a less expensive sheet cake to serve to your guests.

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