Around the World in 11 Wedding Desserts
Dig around your family roots for inspiring wedding cake ideas.
If you’re feeling the need to branch out on your wedding cake style, consider delving into your family tree for ideas on flavor, shape, even design. While the white, three-tiered wedding cake is classic all-American, when you nose around the customs of other countries around the globe, you’ll find some gorgeous creations that just may amaze your guests.
Read on for a list of the wide world of wedding desserts.
Symbolism looms large in the origin of all wedding customs and the Indonesian wedding cake, called a lapis surabaya, is no exception. At first glance, guests will be struck by just how tall and multi-layered this confection is. But there’s a reason behind this combination: it is supposed to convey the hope for the couple as they “climb” the ladder to a successful marriage. As a result, the bride and groom always slice the cake from the bottom up as they serve pieces to their guests (which must start with the parents and grandparents of the bride and groom first).