Cutting the Wedding Cake

Wedding cake knife

Cutting the cake at a wedding is a weird, weird, weird tradition but it’s fun.

 

There’s always a bit of a commotion when it comes to cutting the cake. Yep, that’s right people come rushing in from all directions, to the call from desperate sounding relatives, “quick they’re cutting the cake”. A crowd gathers with cameras at the ready while the wedding photographer is poised and alert waiting for this ritual to be performed, often at the bemusement of the bride and groom.

 

Cutting a cake is not in anyway a complicated activity. Anybody that has ever been to a wedding has seen it done, it’s probable that the bride and groom have cut a cake before – maybe not quite as grand as the triple tier extravaganza that they’re about to launch into but lets face it, if you’ve sliced into a lemon drizzle or a battenberg with a butter knife, you can surely manage this task. But hey this is a wedding, the place where tradition never dies, and confusion reigns – the newly weds often look completely perplexed when it comes to cutting the wedding cake. Understandably so! Anybody would look a little confused if a crowd of amateur paparazzi pounced on them as they were about to tuck into a victoria sponge.

 

If you’re interested, the tradition of the wedding cake comes from the breaking of the bread in ancient Rome. It was commonplace for this Roman baguette to be broken across the bride’s head so you ‘brides to be’ should be grateful that things have moved on since the empire’s demise.

 

Even though weddings are jam packed with traditions and rituals that don’t really have any impact on the legality of the marriage, they do have an impact on the romance and mood of the day. The wedding cake is another opportunity to create a beautiful centrepiece so embrace it.

If you want to make the most of the wedding cake then make sure that you have some doggie bags at the ready so that at least people can take a slice home with them – wait for it – why not have a cake and eat it!

 

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Well that’s enough about cakes, if you haven’t got a photographer for your wedding then drop me a line or give me a call, paul@tschornowphotography.com or 07533 848 807