Tuesday, October 29, 2013

7 Tips for Picking The Right Wedding Cake Baker

Your wedding cake is the most important cake you'll ever order from a bakery. You need to get it ordered and get it done right. You wedding cake needs to be beautiful and perfect for your special day.

Wedding Cakes - Pick the Right Baker

Tips on getting the perfect wedding cake:

example21. Ask any friends of family if they have a trusted baker. You may have recently attended someone else's wedding. If the cake was great, ask them which bakery they used. Go with a baker that has happy customers that recommend them.
2. Ask the baker if you can taste samples of cakes and icings. You need to decide on the cake flavor, icing in between layers, and outer icing.
3. Bring photographs or pages from bridal magazines with you. A picture IS worth a thousand words. So, if you have something in mind already, show the baker a picture. It's easier than trying to explain everything in words.
4. Pick your cake top out ahead of time and bring it with you to the baker. Some cake tops are heavy and may need special consideration or support. The cake topper may look too small or big for the cake you had in mind. The baker can help you with sizing of the top cake.
5. Ask the baker how far in advance they bake the cake and how far in advance they frost it. You want the freshest possible wedding cake, but not a last minute cake either.
6. If you have special decorations like pillars, columns, cake tops, flowers, etc., find out if there are extra charges. Most likely there will be extra fees if you have an elaborate setup.
7. Ask about the setup and delivery options and charges. Don't send a friend or relative to pick up your cake please! Let the professional baker deliver it and set it up.
If you stick to these suggestions and guidelines, you'll choose a baker that will create a lovely and delicious cake for your special day.
When selecting a bakery for your upcoming event you want the very best. Visit out Ontatio Bakery of California.We believe that we have a reputation for delivering exactly what you would expect from the best bakery in the Inland Empire.
Our goal is to provide the highest quality cakes and baked goods with personalized service to every customer on every visit. Our moist cake with filling of your choice has created delicious memories for generations. Don't take our word for it. We offer our customers a free sample from our large selection of cakes and fillings.
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  • A long list of your favorite flavors to choose from
  • An even longer list of delicious fillings
  • Choices that include tradition styles and the newest fashions in cakes
  • Expert execution of the unique design you choose
  • On time delivery exactly as ordered
Our cake and buttercream recipes are the original scratch recipes since the beginning. A cake from Ontario Bakery says it all to the customer: quality, uniqueness, and a true desire for a good tasting cake to serve your guests.


Your wedding, is memorable in part because of the special cake you serve. For over 50 years our family bakery in Ontario CA has created fabulous, unique, moist, delicious cakes, on time, and exactly as ordered, that add something special to your celebration. Just give us a call and set up an appointment with one of our cake consultants, no obligations. Contact:

Ontario Bakery  
1010 N. Mountain Ave. 
Ontario, CA 91762
tel: (909) 984-4919
Monday-Saturday 7:30am-6:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm.
http://Ontario-Bakery.com


Friday, October 25, 2013

7 Secrets to Making a 10 Year Old Boy's Birthday a Blast


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The Mind of a 4th Grader Is Wonderful to Behold


Who knew?  Wasn't it just yesterday that your son thought you knew everything, and that everything you said and did was perfect.  Then something happens, and "Poof," he now has a mind of his own.

You can either fight that biological fact or embrace it.  One way to embrace it is to involve him in choices, including the theme of his 10th birthday party.  He can easily surprise you with suggestions that you might feel are to young for him and somewhat childish, or go the other way with themes that are too mature.

Affirm his thinking and help him to shape his idea into something age-appropriate.  The guest list should also involve his input.  Will this be a big party that involves almost everyone in his class, or a smaller more intimate gathering of his closest 10 friends. 
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For most boys of this age, that will be the end of his involvement, as he won't care much about the decorating or the planning.  Those things take time away from his very busy schedule of sports, hanging out, or playing video games.

Depending on budget and the size of the invitation list, this age will be thrilled with bowling parties, go-carts racing, laser tag, and other destination parties.  On the other hand, an inexpensive party in the back yard or the park can be a huge hit with some planning.

A couple of sites you might like to visit for more ideas would be:

http://modernmomish.com/50ed7eda-06b4-11e3-a728-bc764e04a41e.html

http://justsweetandsimple.blogspot.com/2011/07/harry-potter-party.html?showComment=1331215558392#c561729147861041466

It goes without saying that a cake, cupcakes, or cake pops are a really big deal to a gaggle of 10 year old boys.  Ontario Bakery can help you carry your theme onto the cake in a creative and fun way.  You have probably already heard, if you live in the area, that we have an amazing selection of great tasting cakes of all types.

Help us and our readers out with more ideas for 10 year old boys in the comments. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Perfect Wedding Cake

Who's Your Baker?

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 It is important to find the bakery that is perfect for you. At Ontario Bakery of California our goal is to provide the highest quality cakes with personalized service to every customer on every visit, making your experience perfect. All of the cakes pictured  are made by Ontario Bakery.
 
We Don't Just Create Cakes. We Create Amazing Works of Art Destined to Result in A Great Memory.
Whether you select a flat cake, a layered cake, a tiered cake, a fondant, we will help you choose from an array of decorating ideas destined to get a big response from the honoree and your guests. We are constantly reviewing the latest ideas in cake decorating so that we can provide you with plenty of ways to make your cake amazing.

We Create Over 500 Wedding Cakes a Year, and Every One is a Unique Expression of the Brides Style.
Come sit down with one of our Wedding Cake Stylists. She will take you through some wedding cake pictures that we have specially assembled to help you design your wedding cake. When you visit us you will also get a chance to taste various wedding cake flavors and fillings. Try the red velvet or country spice for winter weddings.We are well known as having one of the biggest selections of delicious options anywhere near Ontario.
As you and our stylist enjoy the pictures and the tasting, your perfect wedding cake will emerge. Then it will be up to us to produce your wedding cake to exactly your design, and add it to our picture gallery of incredible and scrumptious wedding cakes.

Contact Ontario Bakery of California at at 1010 N. Mountain Ave. Ontario, CA 91762: tel: (909) 984-4919: Monday-Saturday 7:30am-6:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm.
  

10 Simple Steps to Getting the Perfect Wedding Cake

From flavor to frosting and everything in between, this is the only wedding cake planning guide you'll ever need.
 

Step 1. Figure Out Your Style

example2Your cake doesn't have to be white and round. There are so many other choices. To nail down a design, look to your venue, the time of year and, of course, your personal sense of style. If it's a springtime country-club wedding, you might go for a preppy striped cake with a few pink peony sugar flowers. Modern loft? Then maybe it's a tall cake with thin ribbon trim and a few orchids. As you're deciding on a look, browse tons of cake photos and save your favorites to show your baker.

Step 2. Learn the Basics

Let's start with cake shapes. Beyond the traditional round cake, there's a slew of other options. Square cakes are hugely popular -- and a great way to showcase a modern wedding style. But those are just the beginning: We've also seen hexagonal, oval, petal-shaped and even triangle wedding cakes! When it comes to icing, you'll have a number of choices. Buttercream (made from butter and sugar) is smooth and creamy, and it stays soft -- so it's easy to cut, color and flavor. Fondant is another popular option; it's rolled out before it's draped over the cake and makes a smooth, firm base for decorative details.

Step 3. Know Where (And Where Not) To Cut

Be prepared to pay anywhere from $1.50 all the way up to $20 a slice and beyond. And the more complicated the cake, the more you'll pay. Fondant is generally more expensive than buttercream, and if you want elaborately molded shapes, vibrant colors or handmade sugar flowers, you'll pay for the cake designer's time and labor. One cost-cutting option is to order the cake of your dreams made on a small scale for a price you can comfortably afford, and then order sheet cakes of the same flavor to be cut in the kitchen (some but not all designers will do this). Bottom line: Once you find your baker, you'll want to work with them to come up with a wedding cake design that falls within your budget.

Step 4. Search For The Perfect Cake Mate

Once you have a sense of cost and a rough idea of the type of cake you're looking for, it's time to find a baker. Start your research online: Read reviews, search TheKnot.com/cakes for bakers in your area and ask around. Also, your caterer will most likely have recs. Once you have your top three bakers in mind, set up appointments to meet in person and look at their portfolios. You'll discuss the time and place of the wedding, the degree of formality, the colors and what your gown is like. You also should bring pictures of cakes you like or even swatches of fabric from your table linens.

Step 5. Taste Test!

The biggest misconception about wedding cakes is that they're designed to look good but taste less than fabulous. Far from the cake being just a showpiece, it's what's inside that counts. When you meet with your prospective bakers, be sure to taste lots of samples (forget the diet—this is "research"). You might be surprised to discover it isn't average cake. Top designers are working with complex flavorings such as coconut and Key lime, blood orange and mango, and chocolate-hazelnut and mocha. (Are you drooling yet?) You might also go for flavors based on the season, with heavier combinations like chocolate cake with mocha-praline filling perfect for winter weddings and lighter sponge cakes with fruits, curds and preserves more ideal for summer affairs.

Step 6. Book Your Baker

When you think you've met your match, book your baker. Often, a deposit is required at this time, and you'll also be asked to sign a contract. Before you sign, there are a few important points to tackle: Find out how far in advance the cakes are made prior to the wedding day and who exactly will be baking and decorating your cake (it's not always the same person). Lock in your cake maker as soon as you can -- some top bakers get booked up a year in advance.

Step 7. Decide How You'll Display It

example2Have fun dressing up your cake table: Drape it with fabrics and decorate it with motifs, colors and flowers to match the cake (your florist can help). And don't settle for a generic cake stand -- showcase your masterpiece! For a ballroom wedding, place the cake on a tall, traditional cake stand; go for a wooden platform covered in fresh flowers for a spring garden wedding; or try a sleek, clear acrylic stand for an urban loft wedding. And make sure you have a lighting plan: Surround the cake with tiny votives, hang a canopy with twinkling lights over it or place a gleaming antique chandelier above it. Finish off the cake table by covering it with a solid or patterned tablecloth.

Step 8. Work Out Delivery Details

Just as you would with a fine painting, once you've decided exactly how your wedding cake is going to look, make certain that great care is taken to transport it in one piece to the reception site. Most cake designers prefer to deliver the cake themselves (or use their in-house, experienced delivery team to do the job), and we think paying the extra delivery fee is worth the peace of mind that the cake will arrive to your reception site in top form. Make certain that your baker has a contact person at the reception site so they can give the catering manager or event planner any pertinent information on handling the cake -- it might have to be refrigerated or stationed in a cool, out-of-the-way location, and you'll want to make sure everyone knows the plan.

Step 9. Schedule A Time To Cut It

Traditionally, the cake cutting signifies that the end of the reception is near (and cues the elder guests that they can politely slip out), so couples typically wait until an hour before the party ends to cut it. But if you don't want to interrupt your dance party, cut it at the beginning of the reception right after you make your grand entrance, while all eyes are on you. Most important, double-check that your photographer has your cake on his shot list so that you get a few photos of the cake (and of you cutting it) for your wedding album.

Step 10. Eat A Piece Of Your Own Cake

You'd be surprised how many couples don't get a chance to eat their own wedding cake -- don't let that be you! If you don't have time to sit down at the reception and enjoy a slice, ask your caterer to save some for you. Share it as a snack that night after the wedding, or taste it at the postwedding brunch. (Leftover wedding cake makes for the perfect menu addition to the day-after brunch dessert!) Either way, make sure you try it. You deserve to enjoy the cake you worked so hard to help create.




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Thursday, October 17, 2013

10 New Winter Wedding Ideas

Winter Weddings: 10 New Winter Wedding Ideas

These ideas we found on theknot.com  Click here for more ideas.
example2Snowflakes and pine cones are tried-and-true winter wedding motifs, but don't feel bound to these seasonal standbys. Here are 10 ways to reinvent your winter wedding.
Photo: Rita Maas
 

Wedding Colors

Reds and greens certainly reflect the season, but overdo this color combo, and your wedding may seem more holiday-oriented than you intended.
What's Hot Now: Consider a less-is-more approach to your color palette: Silver and white with crystal accents can add some serious glamour to your winter wedding. For your ceremony, try a white velvet aisle runner trimmed with white satin ribbon, or decorate the altar with a crystal curtain backdrop adorned with hanging strands of elegant white phalaenopsis orchids. If you're exchanging vows outdoors, get your guests in on creating the ambiance by giving out clear umbrellas to friends and family members as they arrive.
Holly motifs spell out the season pretty clearly, but they might not dazzle your guests.
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The Flowers

Red roses, calla lilies, and amaryllis are decidedly winter wedding flowers, but if you step outside the flower box, and you'll find a variety of options for winter blooms.
What's Hot Now: Consider fuller flowers, such as white hydrangeas and soft ranunculuses. White boutonnieres can be handsome when they're accented with greenery, but they also look great with a simple white ribbon. Add sparkle to your bouquet by wrapping the stems in ribbon embellished with crystals.

Invitations

Since winter weddings are usually held indoors (it's an ideal time for ballroom receptions), they often call for a more formal invitations.
What's Hot Now: A black-tie event is nicely conveyed by heavy card stock and a navy blue, chocolate-brown, or even eggplant font with hand calligraphy. For a fresh way to achieve a formal tone for your winter wedding, use thick, frosted Plexiglas invitations in white scripted ink. Send the sturdy invites out to all your guests tucked into silver envelope liners.

Centerpieces

Go beyond glowing candles to add both warmth and romance to your reception site.
What's Hot Now: If you want to heighten the drama, bring in the icy outdoors with ice-carved vases on your reception tables. Have your florist fill the vases with tall winter-white branches and hanging crystals to reflect the light from the tables. Surround the centerpieces with votive candles, and top your tables with white dupioni table linens and frosted glass china.

Escort Cards

Miniature sleighs and holly motifs stamped onto your escort cards would spell out the season pretty clearly, but they might not dazzle your guests.
What's Hot Now: Leave everyone awestruck as they retrieve their escort cards by making the entire table sparkle. Have the cards hand-calligraphed in silver ink and attach them to individual crystals with a ribbon. Hang each from an over sized crystal candelabra centerpiece for a new take on the popular escort card tree.

The Music

A classical pianist playing during dinner is a sure way to create an elegant ambiance, but consider a more unexpected accompaniment.
What's Hot Now: For a twist on the tunes, consider hiring an a Capella quartet to sing background music at your reception. Have the group sing your favorite jazz and pop songs to set a welcoming and festive tone for the evening. If you're into a more classical sound, hire a cellist and ask that Vivaldi's "Winter" be included in the repertoire.

Cocktail Hour

A winter cocktail hour calls for warm, comforting drinks. You really can't go wrong with hot chocolate and warm apple cider, but it's your wedding -- why not take every opportunity (drinks included) to add an element of surprise?
What's Hot Now: Serve up white hot chocolate in small espresso cups and eggnog in small punch glasses for your guests as they arrive. At the bar, offer satin's (Japanese rice wine and sweet-flavored vodka) in glasses rimmed with sugar crystals.

The Cake

example2A wedding cake trimmed in red or green ribbon or topped with roses looks pretty, but bakers who are willing to push the fondant envelope can reflect the winter in totally creative ways.
What's Hot Now: Play up the season with a white, vintage-style cake, dusted with edible silver powder. For accents, have your baker add a white sugar ribbon and crystal drops cascading down one side of the cake.

Favors

Food wedding favors are always a hit, but if cookies or truffles seem passe, try new treat ideas to send your guests home satisfied.
What's Hot Now: Give out small packages of chocolate-covered cranberries or roasted chestnuts. An over-the-top idea that will undoubtedly impress: Have your caterer set up a hot chocolate and churros station to top off the evening.

Honeymoons

While many couples flee the blustery weather for warmer (and sandier) locales for their honeymoon, a winter wedding can segue perfectly into a snowy escape.
What's Hot Now: Embrace the season and rent a cozy log cabin for a week in Lake Placid, or join the jet-setters at a luxurious hotel in Aspen for some serious skiing, wining, dining, and snuggling.
Special thanks to: Leslie Price and Eyal Tessler from In Any Event in New York, NY; and Kate Parker from Kate Parker Weddings in New England.
-- Anja Winikka


It is important to find the bakery that is perfect for you.  At Ontario Bakery of California our goal is to provide the highest quality cakes with personalized service to every customer on every visit, making your experience perfect. All of the cakes pictured are made by Ontario Bakery.

We Don't Just Create Cakes. We Create Amazing Works of Art Destined to Result in A Great Memory

Whether you select a flat cake, a layered cake, a tiered cake, a fondant, we will help you choose from an array of decorating ideas destined to get a big response from the honoree and your guests. We are constantly reviewing the latest ideas in cake decorating so that we can provide you with plenty of ways to make your cake amazing.

We Create Over 500 Wedding Cakes a Year, and Every One is a Unique Expression of the Brides Style

Come sit down with one of our Wedding Cake Stylists. She will take you through some wedding cake pictures that we have specially assembled to help you design your wedding cake.  When you visit us you will also get a chance to taste various wedding cake flavors and fillings. Try the red velvet or country spice for winter weddings.We are well known as having one of the biggest selections of delicious options anywhere near Ontario.
 
As you and our stylist enjoy the pictures and the tasting, your perfect wedding cake will emerge. Then it will be up to us to produce your wedding cake to exactly your design, and add it to our picture gallery of incredible and scrumptious wedding cakes.

Contact Ontario Bakery of California at at 1010 N. Mountain Ave. Ontario, CA 91762: tel: (909) 984-4919: Monday-Saturday 7:30am-6:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm .

~ CaSi P. ~

I have used Ontario Bakery every year of each of my 4 children for the last 18 years. They are the best and the prices are easy on the pocketbook. They have created some of the most special cakes for my family. We will always be greatful!

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~ Beth K. ~

I ordered a Bridal Shower cake from Ontario. I took in the flowers & ribbon to decorate with and it was decorated by "Oscar" and it was absolutely magnificent. I could not have been more pleased. My wedding cake years ago was not that elegant.
Thanks so much Oscar. It was quite the hit at the bridal shower...

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~ Roxanne B. ~

I use this bakery for many special occasions but the one I remember the best is a three tier white cake with raspberry filling for my 25th wedding anniversary.
I even remember when Trader Joe's carried their cheesecakes for a while but Ontario Bakery could not keep up with the demand.
If you are ever in there buy a florentine filled with yummy mocha creme. They are soooo good!

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Cake Pops A Great Party Treat For Your Kids Classroom

Cake Pops Are Fun For Kids And Just The Right Size.

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Looking for a fun ideas for your kids class parties?  It is important to have a fun party but too much sugar can make a party miserable for everyone involved.  Cake pops are a great idea for kid's classroom parties...no plates, no forks, no mess, cute bite sized treats, not too much sugar, easy to transport and fun for the kids.



All that is well and good until you start making the cake pops.  The idea sounds easy at first.  Not really when you get working on it. Start with a trip to the store. Then, you stand over your cake pop maker for an hour cooking the little balls, next you have to decorate 50 individual treats.  Three hours later you are done, your back is killing you, and you are 4 short because your family has been helping themselves to the treats at every stage. You are not mentioning  the 10 that you messed up and ate when they weren't looking. Oh did I mention that you are mad at yourself for eating 10.

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Well there is a way to have you cake pop and eat it too, without all of the trouble.  Just order them from Ontario Bakery of California.
They have been baking for the Inland Empire for over 50 years.  With a dozen cake flavors to choose from, you are sure to find one you love. You can be confident the class with love them because they are unique, moist, delicious, on time, and exactly as ordered.  May as well order them for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Why stop there? Pick out you Valentine's Day, Easter and end of school designs while you are at it.  You can reach Ontario Bakery at 1010 N. Mountain Ave. Ontario, CA 91762: tel: (909) 984-4919: Monday-Saturday 7:30am-6:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm .





             








Thursday, October 10, 2013

Amazing Holiday Pies and Desserts

Everybody Loves Pie; Especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas



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When we think of Thanksgiving there are a few things that immediately come to mind, like family, friends, turkey, cranberry sauce,  stuffing, and PIE.

Spiced Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Photo Credit Tasteofhome.com
When entertaining we want everything to be perfect, from the decorations to the dinner to the dessert. The holidays are a busy time and we can find ourselves exhausted and lacking the time to get everything done. As much as we want to do everything ourselves sometimes we just have to step aside and let an expert do it.  Let Ontario Bakery of California bake your holiday pies.  Apple, pumpkin or pecan, just pick one or all. Add a pumpkin loaf, cake pops, country spice cake or chocolate cake with a harvest theme to your dessert table. All can be created by Ontario Bakery.  Ontario Bakery has been serving the  Inland Empire for nearly 50 years, and have been family owned and operated by Chris and Kathy Fabos since 1981.  Now with the second generation of Fabos's involved in the bakery we hope to serve the community for many years to come. So make Ontario Bakery part of your holiday tradition.  Order early! You can reach Ontario Bakery at (909) 984-4919 or  http://www.ontario-bakery.com/. They are located at 1010 N. Mountain Ave., Ontario, California 91762.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Host A Baby Shower To Remember

 

Celebrate Love, Friendship And A New Life

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Cake Created by Ontario Bakery
Hosting a baby shower is a way to show excitement for a new life as well as honor the mother to be. A shower gives the mother to be a chance to be in the spotlight.  We all know that once baby is born, mom with take a backseat to the new little bundle of joy.  Don't forget mother-to-be needs a special place to sit.   Decorate it with flowers, bows or balloons.



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Cake Created by Ontario Bakery
Start with a beautiful cake as special as this event deserves.  Ontario Bakery of California can make a cake to fit your theme or shower style. With 10 cake flavors, four icing flavors and 32 filling flavors, you are sure to get the perfect combination to delight your taste buds. Add a few other sweet treats to your table, like cookies, cake pops and pastries from Ontario Bakery. You can reach Ontario Bakery of California at (909) 984-4919 or http://www.ontario-bakery.com/. 

Gifts for the baby are much needed and an important part of throwing a shower. Don't forget to include a few gifts that are just for mom, as she will need a few special treats for herself, after months of getting up two times a night to tend to baby.  A gift of a spa day, or a coupon for babysitting and a night out with daddy would be appreciated.



baby shower party favor
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Give small thank you gifts to the guests that they can really use. Like homemade sugar scrub with a personalized tag that says "From our shower to yours". Click here for more unique gift ideas. http://www.cutest-baby-shower-ideas.com/baby-shower-party-favor.html

Party games are a must! Floating Duckies Game ~ This is a fun baby shower game idea that people on the shy or reserved side tend to enjoy because it doesn't involve the guests having to do anything. Have a tub full of little rubber duckies floating in water (one per person attending the shower.) Number the bottom of each little ducky. When guests arrive have them draw from a bowl full of numbers that you have prepared. Throughout the shower (every 15-25 minutes or so) pull out a ducky and call out the number. The person with the matching number gets a prize. - See more at: http://www.cutest-baby-shower-ideas.com/baby-shower-game-ideas.html#sthash.cAceAfdL.dpuf


According to Wikipedia "There is no set rule for when or where showers are to be held. The number of guests and style of entertainment are determined by the host. Most hosts invite only women to baby showers, although there is no firm rule requiring this. If the shower is held after the baby's birth, then the baby is usually brought, too. Showers typically include food but not a full meal."


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Looking For A Nontraditional Wedding Cake?

Keep The Tradition While Being A Bit Nontraditonal


example2Everyone wants their wedding day to be a day to remember.  One of the main focal points of your wedding reception is the cake.  The wedding cake is steeped in tradition. For most keeping the traditon of the wedding cake alive is important, yet they want their own personallity to be reflected at their wedding.  Here are a few examples of cakes that Ontario Bakery of California has created to keep with the traditon of the wedding cake, while being a bit nontraditional. 

 


The Meaning of Traditional Wedding Cakes

By Steven White, eHow Contributor
This article was found on Ehow.com.  For the complete article click here.
 
Wedding cakes are a time-honored tradition dating back to the Roman empire. The meaning of the traditional wedding cake has evolved over the course  of history, as has the contents and style of the cake. While the overall appearance and customs of the cake have changed, one thing has always remained true: each culture celebrated with some form of cake to honor the bride and groom.        


History

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  • The history of the wedding cake goes back to ancient Rome. During the time of this empire a loaf of specially made wedding bread was broken over the head of the bride during the ceremony. This breaking ceremony was replaced by a kissing ceremony in medieval England. During their ceremony, the guests would stack small cakes into a pile and the bride and groom would kiss each other over the pile. During the 17th century bride's pie was served to guests. The modern wedding cake was introduced in the 19th century.

Significance

  • The significance of the wedding cake has always existed, even though its meaning has changed. In Rome, the broken cake represented the breaking of the bride's virginity and the headship of her new husband. For those couples who successfully completed the kissing ceremony, it meant that they would have many children. The bride's pie contained a glass ring. The person who found it was said to be the next who would be married. 

Types


  • example2Wedding cakes have not always been confectionery delicacies. The Romans used a loaf of barley bread for their ceremony. Medieval English couples received flour based, unsweetened cakes from their guests. The bride's pie was typically either filled with sweet breads, mince or mutton. The original wedding cakes were single-tiered plum cakes.

Function


  • Wedding cakes have primarily served the function of providing a symbol of goodwill for the future couple. Historically the cakes represented fertility, purity and loyalty. The crumbs of traditional wedding cakes represented good luck for the guests when eaten. Today, the wedding cake serves as the centerpiece for the cake-cutting ceremony with its various symbols.

Modern Meanings


  • The modern cake-cutting ceremony holds many meanings dating back to these earlier cakes. The bride and groom begin the ceremony by cutting the cake together. This represents the couple's first joint act as husband and wife. The couple's action of feeding each other the first piece represents their desire to care for one another. The act of serving the guests each a piece of the cake goes back to the belief that eating some of the cake would bring good luck.

Ontario Bakery Creates Over 500 Wedding Cakes a Year, and Every One is a Unique Expression of the Brides Style

example2Come sit down with one of our Wedding Cake Stylists. She will take you through  wedding cake pictures that we have specially assembled to help you design your wedding cake.  When you visit us you will also get a chance to taste various wedding cake flavors and fillings. We are well known as having one of the biggest selections of delicious options anywhere near Ontario.
As you and our stylist enjoy the pictures and the tasting, your perfect wedding cake will emerge. Then it will be up to us to produce your wedding cake to exactly your design, and add it to our picture gallery of incredible and scrumptious wedding cakes. Always moist, delicious, delivered on time, and designed to go with your personality. You can reach Ontario Bakery of California at (909) 984-4919 or http://www.ontario-bakery.com/