I read recently that the British wedding cake is on the brink of extinction. Apparently, American style cup cakes are now taking over from the good old fruitcake.

Traditional wedding cakes would have been made from rich fruit and soaked in brandy or some other alcoholic beverage by whoever made it, but even that has been taken over by chocolate or sponge cakes. I must admit I’d rather have chocolate or sponge than a stodgy fruitcake that was so heavy you could use it to knock nails in wood!

The new survey by laterooms.com found out that only 20% of couples now choose the traditional cake. More than 200 people who were recently married or about to get married were questioned.

I have been witness to fantastic cakes at the weddings I have photographed so thought I would do my own survey. Of the last 10 weddings I have photographed 6 have had a traditional tiered and iced cakes and four had cupcake tiers.

So what do you think, has the traditional cake had its day? What would you rather have, cup cakes or fruit cakes or chocolate cake?

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Wedding photographer Peckforton Castle

Nom, nom, this gorgeous chocolate cake was at Louise & Steve’s wedding at Peckforton Castle, I hope it tasted as good as it looked.

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Classic wedding cake at Sarah & Martin’s wedding at Stanneylands Hotel, Cheshire.

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This gorgeous cake is from Carla & Mickey’s wedding at Iscoyd Park last year.

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Cupcakes at Heaton House Farm for Catherine & Adam’s wedding.

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Cupcakes & Traditional tiered cake at Caroline & Dean’s wedding at The Mere Resort in Cheshire.

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Quirky tiered cake at Annie & Mickey’s wedding at The Feemasons Hall in Manchester.

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A cake fit for champions at this Etihad Stadium wedding.

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This lovely traditional cake at Amanda & Adam’s wedding, at Hollin Hall in Cheshire, must have gone down well with the guests.

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Katie & Rob’s wedding at Hollin Hall saw this work of art. A reprodutcion of the Empire State building. How’s that for creativity?

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Look at this beauty from Claire & Darren’s wedding at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire.



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