Originally Posted by zespri
wedding cake in the U.K., Aussie, New Zealand etc is fruit cake! yuck... can't stand it, but it's what people have. Never heard of 'white cake' until these forums. Dontcha love the cultural differences. Fruit cake is sensible, it lasts for a long time, and freezes well for the christening of your first born.
Yep - traditionally in Australia it was fruit cake, with a layer of almond icing than a layer of fondant. I can remember mum churning out heaps of those!
Thankfully now it's a lot more common for 'wedding cake' to be mud cake which suits me just fine!
In regards to the Christening thing, I was always told it was your 1st Anniversary of 1st born's Christening - depending on what came first. Which these days is usually the 1st Anniversary - can you imagine eating 5+ year old mud cake?