Your wedding is one of the most memorable events of your life.  Let us put our 25 years of experience to work for you.  The Bakery Shoppe will complement your style by working with the bride and groom to create an elegant custom wedding cake.   We use only the freshest high quality ingredients.   


Symbolism

The wedding cake is a tradition that began back in the Roman Empire. The wedding cake symbolizes caring and nurturance between the couple.

The notion of sleeping with a piece of cake underneath one's pillow dates back as far as the 17th century and quite probably forms the basis for today's tradition of giving cake as a "gift." Legend has it that sleepers will dream of their future spouses if a piece of wedding cake is under their pillow.

In the minds of most people, wedding cakes are "supposed to be" white. The symbolism attached to the color white, makes explaining this tradition rather simple. White has always denoted purity, a notion as it relates to white wedding cake icing that first appeared in Victorian times. Another way in which a white wedding cake relates to the symbol of purity, has its basis in the fact that the wedding cake was originally referred to as the bride's cake. This not only highlighted the bride as the central figure of the wedding, but also created a visual link between the bride and the cake. Today, that link is being further strengthened as more contemporary brides have their wedding cakes coordinated with their wedding gown color.

Wedding cakes take center stage in the traditional cake cutting ceremony, symbolically the first task that bride and groom perform jointly as husband and wife. The first piece of cake is cut by the bride with the "help" of the groom. The couple would proceed to feed one other from the first slice. This provides another lovely piece of symbolism, the mutual commitment of bride and groom to provide for one another. 

 

The Groom's Cake is a tradition that was prevalent in early American ceremonies. The groom's cake is usually dark (e.g., chocolate) to contrast with the bride's cake. The groom's cake is placed at the reception along with the wedding cake. Some believe it is to be served by the groom, with a glass of wine, to the bridesmaids. Others believe it is to be saved and subsequently shared with friends after the honeymoon.

There is hardly a bride today who can't resist saving the top layer of her multitiered cake. Most couples freeze the cake with the intention of sharing it on their first wedding anniversary.  It serves as a very pleasant reminder of  their very special day.

 The tradition has its roots in the late 19th century when the top layer of the wedding cake was called the "christening cake" which the couple saved it for the baptism of their first child.  It was assumed that the christening would occur soon after the wedding ceremony, so the two ceremonies were often linked, as were the cakes.  As the time between the weddings and the christenings widened, the two events became disassociated.

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All Wedding Cakes are charged per person regardless of your cakes flavors, fillings, style, design, or number of tiers.

 The Bakery Shoppe offers several ways to display wedding cake tiers such as stacked, pillars, fountain, stairways, or satellite cakes.  You can customize your tiers the way you want it, whether your wedding cake is two tiers or seven tiers.   The top layer is included in the amount of people you are serving. 
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Below are examples of
“STACKED”  tiers ,
tiers that have “PILLARS” ,
tiers that have a  “FOUNTIAN”,
tiers that include several “SATELITE” cakes.

 

    

 
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