One of my favorite parts of the wedding is cake! The traditional cutting of the cake is one your first joint ventures in teamwork as a couple, followed by feeding each other a small piece. This symbolizes that you will provide for and care for each other during your marriage. It often also offers some fun photo moments!
When choosing a cake for your destination wedding, you will want to be mindful of the climate and where you will be setting up the cake. Be sure the baker knows whether yours will be an outdoor reception or inside with air-conditioning. I’ve seen fondant cakes melt before my eyes in our humid climate. I recommend buttercream frosting which tends to stand up a little better (and tastes better too!).
Another wonderful island tradition is adorning cakes with fresh flowers. I like to be sure that the flowers coordinate with the bouquets to ensure that all elements are tied together. And don’t forget about decorating the cake table and providing a beautiful background for your photos!
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The Groom’s Cake is a Southern tradition with roots in the Victorian Era when there were actually three cakes served at a wedding (love that!). Wedding cake was served to guests, the Bride’s cake served to the Bride bridesmaids and the Groom’s cake served to the Groom and groomsmen. Today, not all weddings go all out with a Groom’s cake (particularly smaller destination weddings) – however, its still a wonderful nod to the Groom if you plan to incorporate it. Often, this cake is more fun and whimsical and often is related to one of the Groom’s hobbies or loves (other than the bride of course!).