Wedding Cake


With our precise artistic research, unlimited passion for organization, care to detail and taste for elegance, Planning  Sorrento makes weddings truly spectacular.
We can propose to  you many  different kind of menus and particular attention is for the wedding cake that has to be chosen with particular attention suited to you.
Nowadays there are so many types of wedding cake and Italian wedding cakes are very tasty and are decorated with fresh flowers or some sugar decorations.
The care you take with decisions regarding other aspects of your wedding day should also be reflected with the same attention and touch of class in the selection of your wedding cake as well.
We will tell you some curious historical traditions associated with the wedding cake in order to explain to you  the importance of the wedding cake till ancient times.

The Wedding Cake’s History

You would be amazed to know that the original concept of the wedding cake finds its traces in the ancient Roman Empire. The wedding cake was perhaps not at its best then by our standards. Unlike the sweet iced cakes which we now love to savor, cakes then were made of whole wheat flour. Though the preparation and decoration of the wedding cake was done differently at this time, it still enjoyed the same attention and focus.
These bread cakes, as part of a curious ancient custom, were broken into small pieces over the bride's head. After this ritual, guests and relatives would eat them, as it was considered it to be a good omen.
In Medieval England, cakes were basically breads similar to flour-based foods minus sweetening. There are accounts of a custom that involved piling small sweet buns in front of the newly wed who then would make an attempt to kiss over the bread bun pile. If they could succeed in doing so, it was construed as a sign that the couple would bear many children.
Around late 17th century, to check the status of the wedding cake, we are treated to more interesting facts. During this period the wedding cake came to be known as the bride's pie or cake.
The bride's pie or cakes were merely mince pies made of sugary sweet breads. A glass ring was hidden in these pies during the preparation. A belief then was that the lucky female at the wedding gathering to find the ring in the cake would be the next one to wed.
The wedding cakes have historically been white, a shade that almost universally stands for purity. In fact, the idea of a white wedding became most prevalent during the Victorian era, symbolizing the innocence of childhood and purity of heart.
Another interesting tradition probably first witnessed in the 17th century was keeping a piece of cake under an unwed girl's pillow in the night. For this the cake was broken into tiny pieces, which then were passed through the bride's wedding ring. These pieces were then offered to the female guests to be placed under their own pillows. By following this ritual, it was believed that they would dream of their prospective husband.
An old saying goes, "You can't eat your cake and have it too." Well, times have changed, and so have conventional ways of thinking! The modern bride and groom want to eat their cake, and have it too!
So when you think of your wedding, think of the wedding cake, or vice versa, to make the occasion a memorable one. And remember, you can eat your cake, and have it too!