The Tradition behind the Wedding Cake and Budgeting for it!
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Traditionally, wedding cakes were made to bring good luck to all guests and the couple. Cutting the wedding cake is an important tradition of the wedding. In most countries around the world, the wedding cake is cut by both the bride and groom together. The couple holds the knife together with their hands one atop the other. After the first cut is made, the couple feed each other the first slice of the cake. This symbolizes the joining of their lives and their commitment to one another. The cake is then served to the rest of the guests. Nowadays, the wedding cake tends to be the focus of the decor. So how much should you budget for your wedding cake?
Several factors affect the average cost of a wedding cake including the size of the cake, the ingredients, the number of tiers, the delivery location, and any special flavors or decorations.
Most bakers price wedding cakes by the slice, which is based on the complexity, ingredients, size and design of the cake. Specialty cakes, custom cakes, cake designs, and tiered cakes generally cost more. Make sure to contact potential bakers 6 to 9 months before your wedding to make your initial inquiry or schedule a consultation.