Historically speaking, in Canada, we have followed British wedding folklore until recent times. This was when fruitcake was so popular, and we had the tradition of wrapping pieces of cake for guests to take home. It was popular to save the top tier for an anniversary or the first birthday of the oldest child. All of these were lovely traditions, but we have seen new attitudes within recent generations.
Today the appeal of fruitcake has diminished. The young couple planning their wedding is most likely to purchase a cake that will be served as dessert. Traditional couples, frequently use a combination of fruitcake (as a cutting slab that is then handed out at the reception) and a European buttercream cake (that is served as dessert).
Valley Bakery Ltd.’s most popular cake is the European buttercream cake. This cake uses buttercream that is not excessively sweet, but is light and enjoyable to eat. Our customers add variety with their requests for layers of custard, sour cherries, mocha, lemon and the list goes on.
The cake can be decorated in many styles ranging from ornate to simple and elegant. A simply decorated cake is certainly the single most popular choice for dessert and coffee at the end of the wedding reception.