What is a Wedding Cake?
A wedding cake is the traditional cake served at wedding receptions following dinner. In some parts of England, the wedding cake is served at a wedding breakfast, on the morning following the ceremony. In modern Western culture, the cake is usually on display and served to guests at the reception. Traditionally, wedding cakes were made to bring good luck to all guests and the couple.
Modernly however, they are more of a centerpiece to the wedding and are not always even served to the guests. Some cakes are built with only a single edible tier for the bride and groom to share.
What is an Engagement Cake?
Every bride- and groom-to-be knows the importance of the wedding cake, but an engagement cake is a recent trend that many couples use not only to celebrate their new commitment to one another, but also to help with the beginning stages of their wedding planning.
Specialty cakes are a staple for many different parties: baby showers, birthdays, graduations, and even engagement parties. The sweet treat is a favorite of party-goers, and is often a focal point of the event with glowing candles, elaborate décor, or whimsical figurine toppers. While there is no set formula for determining what type of cake to use, there are several different types that couples tend to favor.