TIP TUESDAY: How To Cut Wedding Cake

There is probably more confusion over how to cut the wedding cake than anything else.  You probably have not thought about cutting the cake except the fact that you are going to do it.  There is no rehearsal for it and sometimes only the photographer taking 100 frames a second of you looking like an idiot standing next to the cake.  So… here is your 411 on how to cut a wedding cake!

TIP TUESDAY: How To Cut Wedding Cake

Cutting Wedding Cake (Photo from www.cakenews.blogspot.com)

Have the band leader or DJ announce you are going to cut the cake.  The groom should say a couple of words.  Something along the lines of thank you to your parents (if they are paying), thank you to the guests for being there and how gorgeous you look!

Check to see if there is any decorative items wrapped around the cake – remove if there is any.  Make sure there is a plate, two forks and a napkin along with the cake cutting knife and server.

The bride should hold the cake cutting knife in her right hand and then the groom’s right hand over hers.  You want to cut a wedge out of the cake (think upside down “V”) – just two slices and easy removal make this the easiest cut.

You should not cut out of the top tier (that is your one year anniversary cake!).  So cut the wedge out of the bottom or second from bottom level.  Set down the knife and one of you pick up the server (whoever is more coordinated!).  Place the piece of cake on the plate.  Traditionally, the first bite is fed by the groom to his bride, then she serves her new husband.  You can do that or you take a piece of cake and feed each other at the same time.  Up to you!  Just don’t smash the cake into each other’s faces!!!  So tacky!

Why do you cut a cake together?  It is symbolic of you doing something together for the first time as a team.

Written by theBrideScoop Editor

Claudia Antony Zompa is Editor-in-Chief of theBrideScoop. All the articles written by me are my own opinions and may or may not reflect the opinions of the other writers at theBrideScoop.

Claudia has been planning events, weddings and far flung vacations around the globe for her friends, family and colleagues since she was in college. In addition to being Editor-in-Chief of theBrideScoop, Claudia is owner of Chicago-based event planning company AS YOU WISH focused on creating magnificant weddings, fabulous social events and outstanding galas and fundraisers.

Claudia has a bachelor degree in business administration from Loyola University Chicago and an MBA from The University of Chicago. She is a member of the International Special Events Society (ISES) and the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC). She is a Founding Board Member of Wish Upon A Wedding – Chicago Chapter and a Founding Member of the Wedding Industry Professionals Association.

TIP TUESDAY: How To Cut Wedding Cake

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