The times they are a-changing, so they say, and so, too, is our choice of wedding cake. According to the UK’s foremost supplier of celebration cheese cakes, The Teddington Cheese, sales of wedding cheese cakes are nearly treble what they were two years ago. The traditional wedding fruit cake appears to be on its way out, as we tire of chocolate cake and ‘croque en bouche’ which were popular in the 90′s and ‘Noughties’. Instead we are opting for a tower of different cheeses to celebrate our nuptials.
A cheese wedding cake comprises a selection of cheeses, arranged in a tower and decorated as a centre piece for a wedding reception, in much the same way as a traditional cake would be. The cheeses are usually stacked one of top of one another, starting with the widest at the bottom and the smallest on top, although some people prefer to present them on cake stands. Smaller cheeses can be used to separate the larger tiers of cheese, and the cake can be decorated with flowers, fruit or foliage.
Wedding cheese cakes vary in size but on average they are three to seven tiers. The total weight of cheese needed depends on the number of guests to be served and whether the couple wants to use the cake for an additional, more informal celebration as well as the main event. Cheese cakes are perfect for an evening buffet – an assortment of breads, biscuits, pickles and other accompaniments is all that is needed.
As a general rule Teddington Cheese suggests allowing around 100g of cheese per person – which for simple budgeting purposes works out at around £2 – 2.50 per head. Exact costs vary depending on the cheese selected and how generous the host wants to be with the cheese.
The cakes can be decorated to match the theme of the wedding – either by the venue or the wedding organizer. Teddington Cheese is always happy to provide display advice to venues and wedding organizers.
For further information please visit www.teddingtoncheese.co.uk