Hello royal cake subjects!
Today I want to show you how we at Let Them Eat Cake! think it’s SO important to make cakes that have special meanings to the bride and groom. It’s one thing to make pretty cakes, but when you can capture the client’s personality in the cake, then we feel as though we’ve done our job.
Case in point, our Indian wedding cake. It was the Cake Queen’s attention to detail and research into Indian culture that sealed the deal on this project. Let’s take a closer look at the cake.
The cake was purple with many gold accents. Indian ceremonies and attire are traditionally adorned with rich and regal colors. We also added arched borders, reflective of the Taj Majal.
In the center was an intricate pattern of piped henna. It is tradition for the bride to have henna work done on her body prior to the wedding, with the grooms initials hidden somewhere in the design. The Cake Queen was told that Indian folklore dictates that during the honeymoon, the groom must find these hidden initials. If he is successful, then he is the head of the household. If he is unsuccessful, the woman becomes the head of the household. Well, she also hid the initials of the groom within the royal icing pattern! See them? (Hint, his initials are NP and they’re somewhere near the middle!)
Both paisley shapes and jasmine flowers are commonly found in Indian designs.
The top tier displays the constellation representing both the bride and the groom. The stars and the alignment thereof are both prevalent in Indian culture.
The topper of the cake is two throne chairs. During the Indian wedding ceremony, there is a portion dedicated to the receiving of gifts. The bride and groom will both sit in the chairs and family members will take turns presenting the couple with lavish gifts with which to start their new lives.
This cake was a fun one, one of The Cake Queen’s favorites to date (we really mean that!). Oh, one thing to mention. Although most modern couples do not follow the same dietary restrictions as their ancestors may have, there were still a few Hindus that were in attendance with specific practices that called for the utmost respect. So in addition to the tall, ornate cake, we made a side “egg-free” version so that everyone could eat! ”Let Them Eat Cake!” put to life!
Let Them Eat Cake! is a custom cake shoppe. We make every effort to create not just an incredible cake, but an over-the-top memorable experience!
Princess of Cakes