A LOT OF FONDANT

I’ve blogged a few times before about my passion for cakes.  What doesn’t make sense to me is the current interest in fondant.  Fondant is a substance used for decorating cakes.  Hence it’s been featured in the making of elaborate cakes on such TV shows as Ace of Cakes and Cake Boss.

Because of its visibility on TV, fondant has become much in demand for wedding cakes.  Couples spend large amounts of money to have fondant cakes at their weddings.  Fondant is now frequently a part of the large productions that weddings have become.

Many weddings are extravagantly expensive.  They are scheduled a year beforehand.  Expensive restaurants are hired for the reception.  Limos are arranged, and fondant cakes are ordered.  Not merely the dresses and coiffures of the brides but also those of the unfortunate bridesmaids are closely attended to.

On the wedding day, parents, brides, bridegrooms and planners wish for everything to be perfect.  People wait impatiently for the ceremony to end.  Then they go to the reception place, and the party begins.  At some time during the reception the guests bite into the cake.

What then? I wonder.  Are the guests shocked when they find the cake lacking in flavor?  Did the wedding couple know beforehand that they would end up with unsavory globs of fondant in their mouths?  For fondant is all about show; not about taste.  It defies the primary rule of foodmaking that food must taste good. 

But such is the current trend in weddings.  Many women and men long for their weddings to be trips away from reality.  Yet this works to deceive rather than help them.  Soon after the wedding day too many find that they should have considered less the festivities and more the persons they were marrying.  For the wedding is only the first day of a marriage.  Too often bills for the wedding are still looming while the couple is in divorce court.

There is so much to consider.  Couples entering into marriage would do well to go for substance rather than fondant.

 

 

I’ve blogged a few times before about my passion for cakes.  What doesn’t make sense to me is the current interest in fondant.  Fondant is a substance used for decorating cakes.  Hence it’s been featured in the making of elaborate cakes on such TV shows as Ace of Cakes and Cake Boss.

Because of its visibility on TV, fondant has become much in demand for wedding cakes.  Couples spend large amounts of money to have fondant cakes at their weddings.  Fondant is now frequently a part of the large productions that weddings have become.

 

Many weddings are extravagantly expensive.  They are scheduled a year beforehand.  Expensive restaurants are hired for the reception.  Limos are arranged, and fondant cakes are ordered.  Not merely the dresses and coiffures of the brides but also those of the unfortunate bridesmaids are closely attended to.

 

On the wedding day, parents, brides, bridegrooms and planners wish for everything to be perfect.  People wait impatiently for the ceremony to end.  Then they go to the reception place, and the party begins.  At some time during the reception the guests bite into the cake.

 

What then? I wonder.  Are the guests shocked when they find the cake lacking in flavor?  Did the wedding couple know beforehand that they would end up with unsavory globs of fondant in their mouths?  For fondant is all about show; not about taste.  It defies the primary rule of foodmaking that food must taste good. 

 

But such is the current trend in weddings.  Many women and men long for their weddings to be trips away from reality.  Yet this works to deceive rather than help them.  Soon after the wedding day too many find that they should have considered less the festivities and more the persons they were marrying.  For the wedding is only the first day of a marriage.  Too often bills for the wedding are still looming while the couple is in divorce court.

 

There is so much to consider.  Couples entering into marriage would do well to go for substance rather than fondant.

 

 

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About jalesy55

Charles Lupia is a playwright, freelance writer and lawyer. His blogs cover a range of topics, from politics to entertainment.
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