The original concept for the wedding cake can be found in the ancient Roman Empire.


A wheat cake was broken into small pieces over the bride’s head. Then guests would eat the pieces, as it was considered to be good luck. Or they would also throw the bread at the bride.


From Medieval England, there are accounts of a custom that involved placing large amounts of sweet buns in front of the newly weds who would then attempt to kiss over the pile.


It is said that a French pastry chef witnessed this custom in England and was inspired to create the Croquembouche – a tower of profiteroles, topped with a halo of spun sugar. It has become the signature French wedding cake…


It was during the 17th Century that the earliest recipe was recorded from Britain for a wedding cake. It was in fact a fruit pie, "Brides Pie," several were piled on top of one another to create a centerpiece.


Generally, they were mince pies, or made from sugary sweet breads or even mutton. Every wedding guest was expected to eat a piece as it was considered both rude as well as extremely bad luck not to do so.


In 1840 Queen Victoria was the first queen to use the wedding cake as a focal point at her wedding reception.  White icing was dubbed ‘royal icing’ after Queen Victoria - she chose white for her dress and cake. 


Her cake was adorned with cupids, signifying love and dogs, signifying faithful attraction. This masterpiece weighed 300 lbs., was 9' in circumference and was 7' high.

There was also a tradition of having two cakes – the bride’s and the groom’s.  Traditionally, the groom’s cake was a dark colored fruit cake and was quite small in size. Comparatively, the bride’s was a simple, but large pound cake with white icing.


Fruitcake is still the traditional wedding cake of preference in England, Canada, Australia and Southern Africa.


Cutting the cake  symbolizes the mutual commitment of bride and groom to provide for one another. It is also said to sweeten their words.


There are many traditions, interpretations and history regarding wedding cakes, even superstitions.


Personally, I believe that having cakes at a wedding is a wonderful tradition, spanning centuries of history, that should not be lost. I take great pride in creating beautiful handcrafted cakes, cookies and pastries based on family recipes passed down to me...


It will be my pleasure to work with you to create your traditions and memories.



"I just wanted to let you know I was so happy with the cake. We decided since there wasn't any left over we will start a tradition and order the same cake from you

on every 

anniversary! 
Thank you again!!! 
We Loved Everything!!!" 

S & T, NYC, 2015

QUEEN VICTORIA & PRINCE ALBERT'S WHITE WEDDING CAKE

..."You SERIOUSLY outdid yourself at our wedding!!"
                                        "...EVERYTHING WAS SO FREAKIN' GREAT!!"
                                                                 ... "The cake was AMAZING, and EVERYONE loved it!!"      L&T 2015

"I believe that every client knows exactly what they want...

It simply takes patience, the ability to listen & knowing the right questions to ask" M.E.P.

ORDERING A CUSTOM WEDDING CAKE


What you think you’re paying for..

A CAKE…

What you’re actually paying for...

A CAKE…
&
Someone to discuss your ideas & several hours spent emailing & talking over the next several months about your cake…
Someone to design your cake…
Someone to buy supplies to make

your cake…
Years of expertise on how to bake &
properly construct a wedding cake…
Unique Tools & Materials needed…
A kitchen & utilities to make the cake with
including water, electric & gas…
Liability Insurance…
Days of work prepping, baking, assembling & decorating…
Several Hours spent delivering, setting up & retrieving rentals to & from your venue…
Gas and Wear and Tear on vehicle used to shop for provisions & deliver…
Someone with the skill & artistry to create the cake you have imagined...

Someone with patience & aesthetics to set up your cake table like it was meant for a Queen…

Cuz, you are the queen...

...for the day...


Being able to deliver a product that I am proud of, one the brings beaming smiles to the faces of my clients & their guests, makes all my efforts worth while.


It truly is a unique privilege to be invited to participate in such a special occasion. I have never left a wedding without feeling great about my set up and that I had made a difference to the Bride & Grooms day.

Holiday Farm Biscuit Co.

​​GOOD


CAKE


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CHEAP


CAKE


ISN'T


GOOD​​

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