I don't know if Marie Antoinette really said that or not but cake is an essential part of your wedding. Everyone is waiting for it to come because in many cases it means the beginning of the dancing party. You can choose to make a big splashy moment with fireworks when you bring the cake out, or just cut it discreetly, either way, the wedding cake is a symbol of the sweet life you'll have as a married couple.
Like many things related to our wedding, the choice of the cake was a no-brainer. We knew from before we even got engaged that our wedding cake would be the traditional Czech honey and nut cake called medovnik. Be careful and ask your guests if they have any allergies and be ready to have some alternatives. We did ask and luckily, no one had any allergies.
Here is our cake. We also wanted to have traditional meets quirky. We chose to order the cake on-line but did change the colour of the flowers to match the bonbon wrappers we gave as wedding favours. I doubt anyone noticed. The two figurines are from a French comics book about a very typical French couple: he's grumpy and selfish, she's the naive, sweet housewife. It was a private joke but even those who did not know the comics liked the figurines. We used these guys a bit as the theme of our wedding as they were present on the invites and the menus.
Desert table. Unfortunately we did not have enough space for the desert table. Instead we had a cheese table :) and extra room for dancing so I guess it was even better. But I liked this idea from one of the prettiest weddings featured on ruffledblog.com .
These guys chose their cats as cake toppers. I like funky cake toppers that don't look like plastic sort of bride and groom action figures with no resemblance anyway to the real bride and groom. On top of that, I like that the cake looks so home made and delicious. And the piece of wood used as a platter makes for a nice touch.
If you don't feel like cake, here are some options: macarons and pie. Also in gluten free. You can cut into the pies instead of the cake and you can ask your family and friends to contribute by baking. I know it's not traditional but who cares? I find it a great option that looks nice, involves your guests and is budget friendly.
I hope you liked my ideas and that I gave you some inspiration. Have a nice weekend.