“What’s a wedding without a cake?”
That’s what they told me. My cue was to reply, “Who says?”
I do admire looking wedding cakes carefully crafted by talented cake designers, however I’ve always thought that they’re unnecessary. The sole purpose of a wedding cake is to look beautiful, while the bride and groom cut the cake and pretend to have bits of it.
(I’m not sure what that’ supposed to symbolize until today.)
I don’t even eat cake! When I tried to argue with relatives how irrational it was to spend more than RM400 for something that’s bound to go to waste (like, literally the wastebin), they said it’s OK because they’ll finish the cake later -_-‘
Just a few days before the reception, my elder relatives had a look at my itinerary and stressed that I get us a cake , else the reception would look too “bare” than it already seemed -_-‘ Sigh who would accept such a last minute request?!
Thankfully I had the number of the high schoolmate who was responsible in delivering Reza’s surprise cakes to me previously and commissioned her as my wedding cake maker… just a few days before the reception lol. I told her that I wanted a cream colored cake with some minimal decorations with no other demands because I was a cake noob who hasn’t done enough research in this department and lacks imagination.
On the day, she delivered a 2-tier chocolate cake, wrapped in cream icing and decorated with convincing fabric orchids.
OK lah, glad I listened. At least I had something to close the reception with lol.
Although it’s unfortunate that we forgot to share the cake with everyone before they left the hall, so we had trouble finishing the pretty cake that it partially ended up being thrown away sobs.
I’d say, if you’re hesitant to spend on a cake like me, consider it as something that complements or completes a reception — it doesn’t need to be a fondant cake with lace and sugar flowers (although if you have budget, go for it by all means — I wish I did!) Make sure, too, that it doesn’t go to waste.
Anyway, if you’re looking for minimalistic pretty looking and moderately priced cakes, reach out to my high schoolmate Shuhada and see her work.