Post green bean revelation, it was time for the second round of cake for the evening. The wedding cake itself was elegant and simple but the ceremony behind the cutting was quite a show. Two waiters brought out the cake on a tray much in the way Ancient Egyptians would carry the Pharoah. The true spectacle of the cake were the candles. Actually, they were more flares than candles and practically toasted off the eyebrows of the two chariot carriers.
Wedding cakes in the U.S. have recently become showcases for very creative fondant sculptors, small motor engineers and air brush artisans but the emphasis on what is underneath all of that decoration is disappearing. Although the popularity of cupcakes with hipsters is cute and the creativity of cake decorators really amazing sometimes, Americans could learn a thing or two from Germans when it comes to a great tasting cake. After the gigantic candles were put out, guests "oohed" and "aahed" over the simplicity and elegance of the wedding cake.
Just in case the visiting guests were still unimpressed by German pastry and sweets, the reception concluded with a chocolate fountain and more cake. Well...maybe it was just more wedding cake but I was too busy dancing to keep tabs on the umpteenth treat. In any case, it was delicious and German.
(Mark and Stella kissing and enjoying round ten of cake.)
Tomorrow means more European food adventures!