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  • Writer's pictureHelen Lea Wall

Cake Makers, Levin, Horowhenua

Okay - let's talk wedding cake babay!! I love cake. But I love GOOD cake. Before we jump into who makes the best, most beautiful cakes I'ma make you think about things a little bit differently.

The History of why people 'cut the cake' at weddings.

First, let's talk about why we have cake at a weddings at what is the point of a cake cutting? I had to research this to make sure that I can educate and also so I know what I'm talking about when it comes to advising my couples.

Originally cake cutting had to do with fertility and but as time went on and wedding became bigger it became a symbol of unity. These days one partner places their hand over the other's while cutting the first slice of cake as a symbol of their promise to support each other and to reflect the first responsibility they complete as a married couple.

It's the first job you do together as a couple, which I think is beautiful, but also means you're not limited to when to cut the cake right?

If you're having a smaller intimate wedding, quite often the photographer (moi), is only there for a limited time - so why not work it into the timeline for when they are there? You've spent this money on a cake, planned out what you'd like to symbolise you and your love and it's special to get this photographed.

Traditionally the cake is cut near the end of the night, when the light is bad and everyone is a few drinks in, and my thinking is why don't we bring it forward to when the light is good, preferably if we have the option, outside in beautiful natural light. Some of my favourite cake cuttings have been just before the guests are going inside to sit down for speeches. The light is stunning - it's a point in the day where you have to call everyone together anyway so why not make it special by cutting the cake now. That way it also gives the catering crew time to go cut the cake up nicely in time for coffee and tea after dinner.

I also don't think you're limited to it being cake only - in your research you might have seen cheese wheel cakes, you can do doughnuts, I've had weddings where they had a small cake but guests got to have cupcakes or whatever else they want off the desert table. At the end of the day it's your wedding and you get to choose what YOU want!

And here's the bit you came for - all the local Horowhenua heroes bringing us the deliciousness!!I'm still semi new to the area so all of these recommendations are by word of mouth only, it's important to do your own research as well, get in touch, chat and see who is right for you! I look forward to working with these vendors in the very near future and as I do I will add photos of their work!

Loaded Mamas

Levin Cupcake Junkie

Rockstar Bakes

Sugar Fix Cakery

Melissa's Cakes

Shea'can Bake

For Cakes Sake

Cakes By Tess

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