The Top 10 Wedding Traditions to Say “I do” to: No 9

The Wedding Cake

Of course everything about weddings can be pricey to bordering on obscene, but when it comes to Wedding Cakes the price range is mind boggling. Apparently, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding cake cost over £50,000! Even what seems like your basic 2-tiered victoria sponge cake can cost a good few hundred. And some people don’t even like cake!

What a marvel contemporary culture is, when in place of cake we have cheese, cupcakes, doughnuts and profiterole towers, to mention only a few. If you’re concerned about cost, why not opt for a slightly more wallet-friendly food. Here are 10 alternative and cost effective Wedding Cake ideas to give you ‘food for thought’:

  1. Ferrero Rocher Cake
  2. Pork Pie Cake
  3. Brownie Cake
  4. Rice Krispie Cake
  5. Macaroon Cake
  6. Cake-Pop Cake
  7. Homemade Biscuits Cake
  8. Cheesecake Cake
  9. Jelly Cake
  10. Pancake Cake

Tradition 9 (2)
However, while some embrace the opportunity to remodel tradition, others remain rather fond of it. The concept of The Wedding Cake grew out of several different ethnic traditions, the first beginning in Ancient Rome where bread was broken over the bride’s head to bring good fortune to the couple. Then in Medieval England cakes were stacked as high as possible and the Bride and Groom would be challenged to kiss over the tower. A successful kiss meant they were guaranteed a prosperous life together!

However much you’d love to have a wedding cake, there’s still no avoiding the £££’s charged by some professional suppliers. If you’re worried about this, how about asking a friend who is nifty in the kitchen to make your cake, or even better a couple of friends working together. Simple white icing can be easily glammed up with flowers or a fun cake topper. Or how about holding a cake Bake Off amongst your guests?