In Miami Beach when you go out for a cocktail, it can cost up to $30 so when it comes to pricing for a wedding cake is $20 per person really that big of an expense? The average number of guests at weddings now is at 84 people, compared to 126 in 2008, and when on a boat the numbers are between 50- 100 guests.
We expect to see the number of weddings to increase due to soldiers coming back and some states allowing same sex marriage. American’s have about 2 million weddings a year and about 90% of those weddings will offer cake. A yearly expenditure of weddings costs about 2 billion dollars, so yes cakes are still vibrant and available.
As I said before, a few years ago it would just be that you get a wedding cake, now the question is what cake are you wearing? By that question, guests really want to know how big your cake is, what it looks like and how it tastes, because you never know one of your guests could want to compete with you and have a better cake. Wedding cakes are not just part of the fashion statement though, they have more meaning behind them. The cake symbolizes your union together and the future you have with one another, the cake can be made to resemble your color scheme or embody everything that is happening and everything that you aspire too.
The style for cakes used to be the ombre cake which came from the hair-dye fad showing shaded color gradients, this is still an option for some brides but they want a more subtle difference of colors and not as mechanical as the original ombre. Upside- down ruffles where each layer of the cake looks like a petticoat, and ‘messy buttercream’ also known as grandma style icing is common, it makes the cake look homemade. Translation of traditional would now be pretty. Brides are wanting small piped polka dots, chevron stripes, zigzags, typography configurations, gold leafs, and metallic or glitter elements.
More couples are actually researching the newest color of the year to decide what color they want to add in their wedding cake. Well this year the color is Radiant Orchid No. 18-3224 from Pantone color of the year. Since that color is all the rage this year, couples are wanting flowers and embellishments in lavender-ish colors. I mean why not be on the band wagon and have the color of the year involved in your wedding.
It has been said that up in Manhattan, New York brides have been requesting to have their cakes without exterior frosting, it is actually getting to be popular. I mean if you are having a Dulce de Leche, or Strawberry-lemon, or even a Chocolate malt cake, why would you want to cover that beauty up!
A company by the name of Ladurée in New York, says that macaroons are the new cupcakes. Cupcakes were huge and brides would want their cakes made out of cupcakes. I mean it is a good idea all you would have to do is pull your cake apart, no need to dirty any knives. L’adurée has recently sold a pyramid of 370 macaroons, shaped in a heart, and gold-or-silver-leafed. Some of the towers are as tall as 40 inches and cost $1,270.
Some brides and grooms do not want a wedding cake and it is usually in the younger generation or older brides who are dieting. Well if you want something that does not have calories you don’t eat cake, but it doesn’t mean your guests can’t eat cake. It’s a wedding and it’s a treat to celebrate a new beginning, and yes they can be expensive but most of the time the brides tell the husbands it wasn’t expensive and tell her friends that it was.
Boat Miami offers different boats for you to have your wedding on, with each boat there are different packages offered and one of those is the option of having your wedding cake included with the boat.
It is your choice if you would like to choose from the beautiful cakes offered on our boats or by catering your own extravagant wedding cake. Two fabulous bakers we recommend in the South Florida area would be Cakes by Edda Cake Design, and Ana Paz Cakes. They have many years of experience and do wonderful work.
All in all the wedding cake is a symbol of your union together, a new beginning, and how serious the couple takes the ceremony. For our culture a wedding cake is possibly the ultimate sacrament of a wedding.
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