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May 14, 2010

Wedding Traditions to Trends with Pies

Category: Wedding Cakes – Tags: , – Matt Ward 8:51 am
Wedding Pies

Wedding Pies

Fruit pies or tarts (pasties) where probably first made in the 1500s. English tradition credits making the first cherry pie to Queen Elizabeth I.

Fruitcakes have been holiday and wedding cakes which have a very heavy fruit content. The name “fruitcake” can be traced back only as far as the Middle Ages. It is formed from a combination of the Latin fructus, and French frui or frug.

I remember as a child that having a wedding cake was the cake of choice…much like (more…)

April 21, 2010

The State of Wedding Pies

Category: Wedding Cakes – Tags: , – Matt Ward 5:55 pm
Sacrebleu Wine Wedding Pie

Sacrebleu Wine Pie from Sedona Pies

They have an image problem. Why? Because most pies are so full of chemicals that whenever I have picked up a pie from the store shelf, all you just need to do is read the ingredient list (I read all ingredient lists). It amazes me why bakeries or manufacturers’ need to put all that crap in the pies. What’s with that?

How can pies be set right? Ok, pies aren’t a valuable ingredient to one single recipe; (more…)

March 28, 2010

Wedding Traditions to Trends

Category: Wedding Cakes – Tags: , – Matt Ward 3:54 pm
Hello Mello Pie from Sedona Pies

Hello Mello Pie from Sedona Pies

Fruit pies or tarts (pasties) where probably first made in the 1500s. English tradition credits making the first cherry pie to Queen Elizabeth I.

Fruitcakes have been holiday and wedding cakes which have a very heavy fruit content. The name “fruitcake” can be traced back only as far as the Middle Ages. It is formed from a combination of the Latin fructus, and French frui or frug.I remember as a child that having a wedding cake was the cake of choice…much like the Christmas cakes that were baked. My aunt was (more…)

February 28, 2010

The Groom’s Cake: Where is the Bride’s Cake?

Groom's Cake - Coors Light

Example of Groom's Cake

Being from the North I have just recently learned of the groom’s cake. My first thought was where is the bride’s cake?  Why does he need his own cake? What is this all about?  I thought this was crazy! She shares the wedding cake and he needs his own cake.  This seemed to stink of what is mine is ours and what is yours is yours!  I had to get to the bottom of this to find out why so many couples today are choosing to have a separate groom’s cake for him.

If you’re wondering as I did where is the bride’s cake I am here to tell you where it is.  The case is solved; I found the bride’s cake.  The wedding cake is the bride’s cake!  I thought the wedding cake was just that… a cake for the wedding.  A dessert sometimes served at the wedding, and sometimes it is wrapped in napkins to be taken home. As I looked into this further I was pleasantly surprised. (more…)

February 27, 2010

The wedding cake: has traditional become cliché

Category: Wedding Cakes – Tags: , , , – admin 8:40 pm
Wedding Cakes

Cake by Auntie Ellen's Creative Confections

Do the new trendy cakes of today turn the wedding cake in to a carnival attraction or just a glorified birthday cake being sold as a wedding cake?  Years ago the cake was one of the less stressful parts of the wedding and not that expensive in caparison to the other expenses.

The decisions were centered more around what flavor of cake should we choose and what color should the flowers be?  Should I match the color of flowers to the bridesmaid’s dresses?  What do I do if I get green dresses; I don’t want green roses on my cake! Should the flowers match my boutique? My favorite cake is chocolate but will that be too messy for my white wedding dress if he decides to smash it in my face?

The top of the cake was either the traditional bride and groom or a crump of fresh, silk or iced flowers. The cake toppers were sometimes sentimental and handed down from one generation to another.  Occasional a couple would break with tradition and put (more…)

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