Pastry Wiz

Posted on Aug 03 2009
Taken at the 2008 OK Sugar Art Show

Taken at the 2008 OK Sugar Art Show

If you love cake decorating, then you might’ve already discovered Pastry Wiz.  I only discovered it today, but already I’m learning new stuff. For example, did you know wedding cakes are a fertility symbol?

Pastry Wiz’ website explains: “Ancient Romans would bake a cake made of wheat or barley and break it over the bride’s head as a symbol of her fertility. It became tradition to pile up several small cakes, one on top of the other, as high as they could, and the bride and groom would kiss over the tower and try not to knock it down. If they were successful, it meant a lifetime of prosperity.”

In addition to the trivia, Pastry Wiz provides decorating tips, supplies, books and examples. For instance, the Wedding Cake section provides information on basket weave piping, piping a square wedding cake and how to decorate a Victoriana wedding cake.

Check out Pastry Wiz to see what you can learn!

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