By Jett Pe Benito
Have you ever attended Filipino weddings and noticed that the cakes always seem to be frozen in time? Where it would be left perfectly intact, often making the guests wonder if the thing is edible at all. Well, blame it on the idiosyncratic behavior of our fellow countrymen in wanting to keep the dramatic effect of a towering wedding cake for the pictures. Leave that and other fuddy-duddy ideas behind and know of some new ideas with the help of 3 cake designers.
Wedding cakes nowadays are not just for decoration purposes but are also there for you and your guests to enjoy.
Go ahead, eat it!
Wedding cakes nowadays are not just for decoration purposes but are also there for you and your guests to enjoy. Marithel Roa of Island Peach and Maite Gregorio of Cake Concepts agree that cakes should be enjoyed and can even be made as tokens for guests to take home. You and your partner should do away with the thought that your wedding cake is meant to be preserved. What else would you do with it when the reception is over?
This means that both of you should not be afraid to explore non-traditional cake ideas.
Since, ideally, you only get married once, it would be best to come up with a design that is more to both you and your partner’s style. This means that both of you should not be afraid to explore non-traditional cake ideas. Marithel is famous for her avant-garde concepts that have merited her numerous awards, showing you that a change in design is also a means for your wedding cake and your wedding to be remembered.
Maite, on the other hand, suggests that if you still want to keep in line with tradition, you could always use concepts and designs from the West. Popular designs employ soft hues yet have forms that range from the simple (gift box style) to the elaborate (layered).
Cake by Festival BakeshopNeophyte cake designer Michele Ortega of Festival Bakeshop, like the other two designers, suggests the use of fresh flowers and other accessories such as a backdrop, for the presentation of your cake.
The taste would be the element that brings your ideas together. The next most important aspect to your wedding cake aside from the look, is the taste. After all that you and your partner have decided on, the taste would be the element that brings your ideas together. So on the day of your wedding when its time to slice that cake, enjoy and most of all, indulge.