Saturday, 4 April 2009

Wedding Cake?

{Images 1, 3, 4 & 5 by Iced-Online; 2 and 6 by The Lavender Bakery}

If this girl and her boy were going to have a wedding cake, they may have chosen one of these beautiful options. All of which look fab and all of which certainly would have tasted delicious.

But this girl and her boy weren't fans of doing things for their wedding just because tradition dictated that they should. They had opted for lots of traditional things certainly, but not this one.

It wasn't that they weren't fans of cake, per se, because this girl loved making cakes and her boy loved eating them. It was just that they didn't feel it was very *them* to spend over £500 on some cake.

When they first got engaged, they thought they would have pavlovas. They thought it would be nice to ask their friends and family to make some and serve them as pudding. But that idea was vetoed.

So they thought they would do without.

Yet they still wanted the tradition of cutting the cake so they decided to have a pile of cheeses as a cake instead. Local cheeses, round truckles. A larger one on the bottom, smallest one on top (obviously). A ribbon round the bottom, some flowers on the cheese, cake toppers on top.

{Image from House of Cheese}

A little like that perhaps, only sourced from local farms and with less grapes. Or table flowers.

And for those that desperately want wedding cake, because don't forget, there might be guests there that expect that sort of thing, there will be homemade fruitcakes, iced in white, one by each mother, decorated one with an R and one with an M and sat next to each other.

So, a little more homemade, a little more us. Because we always have a cheese board at a party.

But if we were to have an 'actual' cake, we would have one like the ones in the top photo of some sort. Maybe a combination of them all. They are all so beautiful.


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5 comments:

Peonies and Polaroids said...

I adore the little floral cupcake (4). Of course!

I have a love/hate relationship with cheese. Some is delicious but it also scares me slightly. And it's SO expensive! We looked at cheeses at our local cheesemonger (just out of curiosity) and the big ones worked out just as expensive as cake, I was so shocked!

Rachel said...

We are getting the cheeses direct from the producer/farms and are spending around £100.

Our local cheese shop here is extremely expensive and we could never afford to buy it from the shop.

The house of cheese place does wedding 'cheese' cakes for about £200 I think.

Indian Summers said...

I love the idea of a cheese cake. That's what I really wanted, but as the man's mother volunteered to make our cake I gave in on that one! So I'm rather envious - our local cheese shop always has a wedding cheese cake in the window and it's hard not to drool over it!

Amber said...

i've never even heard of a cheese cake but am now planning on demanding them at all birthdays, weddings, parties and all celebrations for the rest of my life. AMAZING IDEA. having said that, there is nothing like a pavlova....mmmmm yum.

Amber said...

i've never even heard of a cheese cake but am now planning on demanding them at all birthdays, weddings, parties and all celebrations for the rest of my life. AMAZING IDEA. having said that, there is nothing like a pavlova....mmmmm yum.