Thursday, 30 May 2013

Types of Wedding Cakes

In examining types of the wedding cakes, there are traditional wedding cakes, wedding cakes based on flavor, smaller cakes or individual cakes, frosted cakes, and cupcakes. The traditional wedding cakes are white color, including decoration and icing of varieties, such as butter cream, almond. etc. The wedding cakes based on flavor contain selective flavors like chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry. The smaller cakes or individual cakes are efficient in terms of cheap price. The frosted cakes are popular due to a large amount of cream. Cupcakes have a variety of different forms. As this is easy to make, it is one of the most common cakes people have. In modern society, the most popular wedding cake is called “Traditional stack cake”; “this is where each layer of cake – which can be a different flavours to the next layer – is positioned directly on top of the last”. The Traditional stack wedding cake is similar to the traditional cake, both are filled with fleshed flowers offers more visual impact and height. Meanwhile, cakes can be divided by traditional pillars as well, Perspex separators that can include jewels, shells, flowers and the like or can be completely separated by using traditional chrome stands.
Regarding choices of taste, white cake has always been the most traditional wedding cake flavor; moreover, it is able to add flavor content between layers. Chocolate cake is also a choice for weddings. It can either be hidden under white frosting for a classic surface or combined with chocolate icing, drizzle, swirls, or chips. Furthermore, fondant is a creative form of wedding cake that appeared with frosting style, when rolled out and draped over tiers, this smooth, firm sugar icing makes a steady appearance for appliqu├ęs, gum-paste flowers, or royal-icing details. Fondant can be cut into designs, formed into shapes, flavored which within the popular choice of white chocolate, or tinted. Poured fondant is used to glaze petits fours and other detailed confections, which makes fondant comes out with a glossy finish and a sweet sugary taste. In addition, there are still several kinds of cake that are popular for wedding, for instance, marble cake, lemon cake, carrot cake, curd, fresh flowers/fruit, ganache, marzipan, meringue, pastillage, and the last one, royal icing is made with sugar and egg white or meringue powder. It can be hard enough to be piped or thinned for “flood work”. Since it hardens quickly, it is ideal for making detailed shapes ahead of time. It can also be piped directly onto cake tiers and works beautifully for delicate work.

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