The last blog showed a beautiful cake on an elegant silver plateau. This plateau not only adds to the decor of the cake table and makes a smaller cake taller, but there is a hidden advantage to it.
Out of sight storage.
(Just a note to point out the knife I use to cut and serve the cake is not the same knife used by the bride and groom for their first cake cutting.)
I am not one of those "cake ladies" who whisks the cake into a back room for it to be cut in secret, out of sight from the guests. In 30 years of cutting cakes, I have found guests enjoy watching the dismantling and cutting of the cake. My highest compliment was a woman who came over to me and said, "I told my husband, 'You can tell she's done this for a few years!' It was fun just watching you!" Since I do everything right there, I need everything handy and ready to go, but out of sight from the inquiring lens of the photographer's camera.
Before the cake cutting ceremony, I make sure everything is ready. All of my tools are available but out of sight, hidden in my "secret" hiding place, the bride's knife is in place, a plate is available for the couple to place their first piece of cake, napkins are handy for them to clean their hands, and I have two cups of water close by so they can take a sip afterward.
In the last blog, I showed how the front of the silver stand is softened with the greenery. In this blog, the back of the silver stand becomes my storage area and the bride and groom are assured of nice photos of a clean cake table!
Debi, I think it's great that you cut the cake in front of everyone. I think it keeps the atmosphere light and keeps our attention on the celebration at hand. The cake cutting is usually the signal for the bride and groom to relax, so I think it's good to keep everyone else relaxed too. http://www.dandreabanquets.comReplyDelete
Cutting the cake in a wedding reception is almost as important as getting married. I've been to a few weddings and I've only seen one cake stand that was similar to the picture you posted above. I really like how it kept the cake cutting tools out of sight and brought more attention to the cake itself. I've been wondering that when doing catering for a wedding, do you think that the catering company would have different cake stands to use? http://www.ocweddingsplanner.com/Caterers-and-Beverage-ServicesReplyDelete