Considered by many to be the centrepiece of your wedding celebrations, wedding cakes today are big business. Whether it be fondant or frosting, rich chocolate or red velvet, tiered, stacked, layered or ruffled, we clue you in to everything need to know about wedding cakes in 2016.
Originally baked as a symbol of success and prosperity for the happy couple, wedding cakes have been involved in the union between two souls from the earliest of days. Traditionally, it was said that the larger and grander the cake, the more elevated the social status of the couple (so remember this when you place your order for the 14-tier fondant deluxe!) The white colour of the cake was supposed to symbolise the purity and virginity of the bride, and the traditional fruit-cake flavour was said to enhance the bride's fertility for her future husband.