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National Chocolate Cake Day!

January 28th, 2016

Yesterday was National Chocolate Cake day and we, of course, were more than happy to help celebrate this occasion!  Whilst eating a particularly delicious slice of triple chocolate fudge gateau, we started thinking about all the amazing cakes we have seen over the years.

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Traditionally, wedding cakes were made to bring good luck to the couple and their guests.  They were also a sign of luxury and social standing; the higher the tiers, the higher the social standing. Thankfully, we have waved goodbye to such traditions and now most weddings do feature a cake of some sort. The customary mazipanned and iced fruit cake remains a firm favourite although decorations vary wildly from beautiful cascading flowers to a much more modern star wars theme (we’re not joking – we have seen this)! Last autumn we were thrilled to see a cheese “cake” – a tiered cheeseboard filled with some of the most wonderful cheese we have ever seen – perfect if you don’t have a sweet tooth!

Cheese Wedding Cake

Birthday parties and anniversaries are another fabulous excuse for cake – very often designed to fit the guest of honours theme or lifestyle. For example a wonderful country themed cake complete with painted icing figures of the birthday girl’s horses and dogs was provided to one party we attended.

tartan wedding cake edinburgh

Much like our marquees, cakes come in all shapes and sizes to suit any event. Best Intent provide marquee hire throughout Scotland and the North of England. If you’re planning a celebration, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements on 0800 4488 949 or email