The wedding cake has always been the traditional dessert for a wedding
thus served accordingly at the end of the marriage feast. However,
with marriages changing forms the serving of wedding cake has had
Brunch wedding receptions where only a light lunch or tea are served
generally tend to have the cake cut and served earlier on so that
those who wish to have a slice to do not have to wait. Supper wedding
receptions still tend to wait
until the main course is served before cutting and serving the cake,
although here too the tradition is changing. Many couples are opting
to have a sweet table on which are served a great number of different
cakes, pastries and desserts – at such a wedding the cake
that the couple cuts may not even be a real cake – but only
a dummy cake used for the pictures. If a couple has a sweet table
along with a real cake, then the real cake is generally cut first
and served to the guests and only then is the sweet table opened.
Another option for serving the wedding cake is to cut it and then
have it taken away to be sliced up and wrapped so that it can be
handed out as wedding favors for the guest to take home.
There are so many options for serving the wedding cake that no matter
what you decide – it will be the right course.