There are so many beautiful, thoughtful and sentimental customs surrounding wedding cakes; around the world. I thought we’d go on a little journey discovering them. You might want to incorporate them in your wedding. First stop: Peru
There’s an unusual wedding cake tradition, known as the Peruvian Cake Pull. For a cake pull, the wedding cake is made up of several layers of cake, which are attached to ribbons. At the end of one the ribbons is a ring (placed inside the cake). After the wedding ceremony, all the unmarried women will gather round the cake and pull the ribbons. The woman who finds the ribbon with the ring attached is supposed to be the next one to be married (a bit like, whoever catches bouquet in western weddings).
The newlyweds then cut the wedding cake, feed the first slice to each other and then the cake is shared to their guests.
I like this custom… A bit more ladylike than the usual scramble for the flowers.