The Dos and Don't of Wedding Cake Cutting

Cake cutting for dummies!

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Which cake layer do you cut? How do you cut the cake mess-free? Wedding cake cutting is not as simple as you think. The multi-tiered iced goodness can turn into absolute nightmare if it’s not delicately dealt with. In ettiequte,  the groom stands behind the bride and cuts into the bottom layer while the bride put her hand over his. The caterer should provide essential cake cutting items like knife, fork, and plates to prepare. However, how do you exactly cut the cake so that everyone easily gets a piece? These wedding cake dos and don'ts will make you an expert cutter. 

Dos 

Cut the bottom tier first 

Many couples get this wrong, no matter many tiers your cake is, you only cut the bottom cake. The bottom layer will also make your life easier and mess-free makes sense. 

Feed each other

Part of the cake cutting is sharing a bite. This tradition symbolizes unity and commitment to each other. After feeding each other, offer cake to your in-laws.

Use utensils   

Your caterer will prepare a serving set for a reason, use it! Delicately pick up the piece of cake after cutting and use the forks provided to feed each other mini bites.

Look at the photographer

Capturing your wedding cake cutting moments is precious. Make sure you listen to the photographer and stand in angle behind each other facing the crowd and camera smiling. 

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Don’ts

Use your fingers

This is poor etiquette and messy! Don’t feed each other with your hands and especially don’t lick frosting off your fingers! Keep it elegant and use the serving set provided. 

Cut the top tier 

The top tier is the hardest to cut into and is the most unstable. It’s also a wedding tradition to save the top wedding tier for the couple, so use it to your advantage. 

Smear cake

Similar to using your fingers, please don’t smash or smear cake. The bride doesn’t her make up ruined and the groom shouldn’t have frosting on his wedding suit. Save yourself the sticky situation and don’t smash cakes. 

Which cake layer do you cut? How do you cut the cake mess-free? Wedding cake cutting is not as simple as you think. The multi-tiered iced goodness can turn into absolute nightmare if it’s not delicately dealt with. In ettiequte,  the groom stands behind the bride and cuts into the bottom layer while the bride put her hand over his. The caterer should provide essential cake cutting items like knife, fork, and plates to prepare. However, how do you exactly cut the cake so that everyone easily gets a piece? These wedding cake dos and don'ts will make you an expert cutter.