When it comes to spectacular grace and beauty, the wedding cake has always been the jewel of the wedding; next to the bride’s wedding gown! Although today’s cakes take many different forms: from demure simplicity, lavish traditional to down right avant-garde and over-the-top. The critical detail about cakes is how to present them in a fashion given its stature and wedding symbolism.
Cake should be cut or revealed before or after dinner service when all the guests can take part in watching the cake cutting. If you have a stacked cake, you can have the cake carried in by the Executive Chef and Sous Chef, to be presented to the bride and groom to cut, is a great way to call attention to this tradition. With the Chefs dressed all in white jackets and white chef’s hats, the amazing introduction will bring entertainment and excitement to your guests. After the bride and groom cut the one piece the chefs can bring the cake back to the kitchen to be cut and served for dessert.
If you really want to bring attention to the cake, you may want to try something we did for a Signature Wedding by giving the cake it’s own room.
In the venue we created a dessert room that mimicked a music box. The Centerpiece of the room was the multi-tiered cake. Placed on crystal plateaus, miniature desserts flanked each side of the cake table. The room was approximately fifteen feet wide and twenty feet long. We draped the room in red velvet and up-lit the walls for a dramatic effect. At the close of dinner and following speeches and toasts, the band performed a fanfare and indoor confetti shot off, the draped opening to the ‘cake room’ was pulled back revealing the spectacular cake as music box music played from inside.
Another way to reveal the cake or to give it a prestigious stature at the reception is to create a draped tent over the cake and up-light the draping. It may not be a complete reveal but it will draw the guests’ attention to the beautiful work of art.