Before I finish up my road trip series, I want to talk about something that Singaporean couples do not usually take notice of in their wedding. It is a thriving aspect of American weddings though. I am talking about CAKE TOPPERS!
In a typical Singaporean wedding, cutting the wedding cake is a tradition, something people do because they have to. Come on, often the cake is fake and a prop during the banquet. But in American weddings, the cakes are important. A wedding cake is the traditional cake served to the guests at a wedding reception (or in parts of England, at a wedding breakfast) after a wedding. In modern Western culture, it is usually a large cake, multi-layered or tiered, and heavily decorated with icing, occasionally over a layer of marzipan or fondant, topped with a small statue representing the couple. Achieving a dense, strong cake that can support the decorations while remaining edible can be considered the epitome of the baker’s art and skill. The average cost of a wedding cake in the U.S. in 2005 was $543. Wedding cake toppers are small models that sit on top of the cake, normally a representation of a bride and groom in formal wedding attire. This custom was dominant in US wedding in the 1950s where it represented togetherness. Modern weddings have embraced more variety in design and significance. Wedding toppers today are often figures that indicate shared hobbies or other passions (extracted from Wikipedia – Wedding Cakes).
Hellen showed me pictures of wedding cake toppers from a magazine, and I liked those cute toppers a lot. I have found several more pictures on the net and I’m gonna share them below (Credits to caketoppers.com for the pictures) :
Cake toppers is another way to show the personality of the couples. Hopefully more and more Singaporean couples can exhibit their fun-loving side through little details like this. Attention to details!
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