The tradition called “cake pull” involves baking a “charm cake” with sterling silver pieces hidden under the lowest level or between the layers of the wedding cake. The charms are connected to ribbons reaching outside the cake. Before the bride and groom cut the cake, participants tug them out to reveal the charm. Each charm has a special meaning—an anchor for adventure, a wishbone for success, a heart for new love or a ring for the next to get married. A bride can choose for each of the ribbons to be the same, so that each charm is a surprise to everyone, or she can designate certain ribbons with name tags to give especially meaningful charms to particular pullers.
Typically, charm pulls are reserved for unmarried bridesmaids, but brides occasionally mix it up, depending on who is in attendance. We can’t think of a sweeter way to wish everyone at your wedding the best.
Have you ever done a cake pull at a wedding before? What was your charm? Let us know!