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  • Wedding Cake Etiquette -- Cake Knives and Servers

    One of the main highlights of your wedding reception will be -- the cutting of the cake.  Once you have decided how your wedding cake will look and taste, after you have picked out your cake knife and server, and selected the perfect topper; your thoughts may turn to wedding cake etiquette and tradition.

    You may have some questions  like -- when should the wedding cake be served? Is the groom's cake served at the same time? Who should cut the cake? How do you cut the cake? Is a cake knife and server all we will need to have on hand--  or are other utensils required?

    At Charming Chick, we would like to give you a few helpful tips; which will help answer these questions and ensure that your cake cutting ceremony goes smoothly.

    Who Cuts the Cake?

    Traditionally, the bride and groom cut the first piece of cake. This is done as a symbol of unity. With the bride's right hand on the knife handle -- the groom carefully places his hand on top of hers and they make the first cut together; then they enjoy the first bite.

    Wedding cake etiquette then states that the bride serves the groom's parents -- and then groom serves the bride's parents. After this is done, all the other wedding guest may be served.

    So, who serves up the rest of the cake? It's an excellent idea to decide who will cut  - and serve - the rest of the cake before your wedding day. You don't want to burden your guests by just assuming that someone will step in and do the cutting for you.

    Your caterer or cake designer are the best people to assign this task to - be aware that there is normally a cake cutting fee - which will be added for this service. It is well worth the money because they are experienced and will do the job right. Cake cutting isn't as simple as some may think. However, if you would like to give this task to someone who has offered to help; then it would be a really good idea for that person to study a cake cutting guide and have it on hand the day of your wedding.

     

     

     

    When Should the Cake be Served?

    Wedding cake etiquette states, that this is usually done at the end of the reception. The cake cutting ceremony signifies the end of the reception and lets or guests know that it is okay for them to leave --  without it being considered rude.

    Many brides and grooms today do the cake cutting right after dinner. If you decide to do this, just be aware that this is the time when your guests will start to slowly exit.

    If you choose to have a Groom's Cake -- it is usually cut and wrapped so that guests may take a piece with them as they leave. 

     

    Don't Forget about YOU!

    Chances are pretty good that you are going to be so busy running around saying hello, posing for photos, dancing and smiling that you probably won't have the opportunity to have a piece cake for yourself (besides of course the one bite you took during cake cutting). That is why wedding cake tradition also states that the top-tier (assuming you have one) is to be removed and carefully wrapped and refrigerated for the bride and groom to enjoy after they return from their honeymoon.

  • Find the Right Topper for Your Wedding Cake

    You've searched high and low - far and wide - and finally found the perfect design for your wedding cake.  You have also carefully chosen the perfect baker and now your thoughts turn to how to top it off.  Traditionally, a cake topper showcases a blushing bride and handsome groom looking like the picture of perfection. Today, there are so many styles of cake toppers to choose from -- that you can be sure you'll find just the right one to fit in with your wedding theme and personal style.

      

    If you want your wedding to have a more relaxed feel to it, you might like to select a topper that shows the bride and groom in a more candid pose, verses the formal one that may come to mind. Here at Charming Chick we have many unique and striking ways for you to top off your wedding cake. We are pleased to offer many styles for you to choose from; one of our favorites isa figurine of an adorable couple eating cake.

      

      If you are looking for a cake topper that is going to have a personal touch to it; one which is elegant and completely classy -- you might like to choose a silver monogram topper. This can go with just about any theme and can be beautifully displayed in your home, after the wedding.

     

     

    Another way to really personalize your cake is to use a photo heart cake topper. Photo cake toppers are quickly becoming one of the hottest trends in weddings today. These toppers are stunning and they will have people talking. Another great thing is that you won't have  to tuck it away after the big day. It can be displayed in your home or office and enjoyed for many years to come.

    When selecting a cake topper be sure it something that you will love  and one which really compliments the cake you have selected.

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