By Lynn Adams
We recently came across a post that’s entire purpose was to eradicate the existence of cake at weddings. Yes, you read that correctly, a mass genocide of wedding cakes if you will. Some wrongs just have to be righted and so, in this post, I will explain exactly why you should always and forever serve cake at a wedding.
Liz made a good point in saying how irritating and not to mention unfair it is when someone tries to pass off their own bad experience as “good advice”. Is every wedding cake in the world delicious and moist as it should be? Probably not. Does that mean all wedding cake should get a bad rep and be eliminated as a timeless tradition? Absolutely not. That would be like saying because you leave a hair salon with a bad cut, color or manicure that you should never go to one again and they should all be eliminated. I mean really? You can not blame the whole for one small bad piece. As in everything, you have the good and you have the bad. It is outrageous to say that every wedding cake ever has been bad and that is just a fact of wedding cakes.
My first bit of advice is to do some research and make sure you’re getting what you want out of your wedding cake. Delicious wedding cakes do exist, you just have to be sure to find them. Checking reputation and doing a taste test yourself are great ways to ensure you will have a delicious cake at your wedding. My second bit of advice? Home bakers or smaller scale bakeries and cake artists may be more likely to yield a moist, delicious cake. I am not saying a large bakery cannot because that also would not be fair, but they are more likely to take on more orders and have the need to make their product further ahead of time and use straight commercial mix and shortening based frosting. Again, no matter where you are thinking of getting your wedding cake from, take the time to know what you’re getting before your special day.
Delicious wedding cakes do exist, you just have to be sure to find them.