Cake Tables

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elin Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 6:25am
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I am just wondering.
How is the traditions in your countries ?
For me there is kind of two different traditions.

1. The norwegians.
For the wedding or any other kind of big selebrations we will have a big table with all kind of cakes. There must be least 10 different cakes. And one head cake. Everybody will help them selfs and take what they like.

2. The Sri Lankans.
Have one head cake with some small dishes with their kind of small cocies and strong small foods. All this is mostly only for taking photos. Every guest will have to stand with the birthday child or the wedding couple (or who ever celebrates) and take a photo.
A taste of everything on the head table will be seved to each guest.
The Sri Lankans here in norway is slightly changing their traditions to the norwegian kind.

This is here. What about you ?

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elin Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 6:26am
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And this is the Sri Lankan kind here.

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flayvurdfun Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 7:47am
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Well traditions would be different obviously for different religions, but most have the same tradition with weddings here. One wedding cake, there are those that prefer an additional grooms cake, usually it is the grooms favorite flavor, and/or in the shape, or design of something he is interested in. As for additional food, there usually is a main dish. a regular dinner type thing, and for dessert the cake or cakes.
At my wedding we had three cakes...didnt need that many but we did that. One cake for us the traditional wedding cake, white cake buttercream icing, his groom cake was a chocolate Tazmanian Devil (a "joke" for years with him and his friends, and my cake was a strawberry flavored cake in the shape of a strawberry, since that was what I had in my hope chest for my kitchen all strawberries, even made an additional garter belt to throw that was strawberry material. And a served dinner of chicken or beef.....

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GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 5:08pm
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We are not allowed to post pictures with faces on this site.

Sorry.... the first pic needs to be removed.

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m0use Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 6:37pm
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Or at least edit it to block out the faces and then add the pic back in.

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elin Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 7:01pm
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So sorry, I did not know. How do I remove the pictures.
Does that go for the avatar too?

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GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 7:08pm
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I would think it also means avatars, but Jackie has not answered that question (I know of it being asked only once about 2-3 weeks ago)...

Go in and edit your post and just remove the link... or as mouse said- edit the picture distorting the faces and replace it.

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GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 7:10pm
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OR- if you want to show the faces, just give us the link to where the original picture is posted (I'm assuming on your site). This is what I and many others do.

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elin Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 7:24pm
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Ok. I start to understand.
The pic was taken from my own computer, not from my website.
We learn as we go.
Sorry friends. I just removed the pic, and got out of truble.
Thanks for telling.

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GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 7:38pm
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You're not in trouble... and it's impossible to know all the rules at one time... I wasn't made aware until about 2 weeks ago- and I've been a member since June 2004!! Don't feel one bit bad!!

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CIndymm4 Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 7:44pm
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Elin, back to your orginal question. At my daughter's wedding we had three tables, one for the traditional tiered wedding cake, one with the groom's cake and punch and the third table was for the food. We had a buffet for the evening wedding. Most wedding that I attend in this area are very similar. Sometimes, when the wedding is in the afternoon, just hors d'oeuvres are served on the food table. It's intersting how differnt places do things slightly different.[/img]

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greencargirl Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 12:07am
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wow, i didn't know that rule either... but yeah, good rule, i like it, no faces, JUST CAKES icon_smile.gif anyways... i've never seen anyone around these parts have a groom's cake... i never even heard of it till i saw some on this site... all we have at weddings are the wedding cake and some decorations on the table... that's it. i wish i could make a grooms cake for my fiance when we get married but all he likes is yellow cake, no frosting... how boring... i'm gonna gain so much weight testing out all my cakes because he won't eat any... well, i'll bring some to work but ugh, it's so frustrating having a picky eater in the house icon_mad.gif

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GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 4:09am
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Groom's cake history:

This has somehow gotten lost along the way, but here's where it all started:

It's an old European custom (there is argument over whether it's roots are German or Italian- being Italian myself... well......). The groom's cake was not eaten by the guests at all. The single women took a small piece home wrapped in a special goodie bag. They placed it under their pillows that night and dreamed of their future groom. Hence the term: Groom's Cake- see, it had nothing to do with the current groom! This was still being practiced until I was a young teen in the 1970's in ethnic neighborhoods still embracing tradition.

Nowadays, it is usually eaten and served in a couple of different ways. In some areas it is served along side the bridal cake. It is usually smaller and chocolate and designed to reflect the groom's personalities/hobbies/etc. In other areas it is served at the rehearsal dinner and may just be a smaller version of the wedding cake or still reflecting the groom-to-be.

Just some useless trivia I thought you all may enjoy!

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