Peruvian Ribbon Cake
No wedding is complete without a wedding cake, this is accepted and agreed upon all over the world. In Peru this is especially true, considering the fact that the wedding cake is part of an extremely old and celebrated Peruvian wedding tradition. This wedding tradition has been around for centuries, and continues to be practiced all over Peru to this day.
Peruvian wedding cakes often have a little something special added to them. A wedding charm, most likely a ring, with ribbons attached to it is placed between the layers of the cake. Before the cake is cut, each single woman attending the wedding celebration grabs onto and pulls a string. The one woman who pulls the ribbon with the ring on the end is then considered next in line to marry, almost like the tossing of the bridal bouquet tradition. Not only is it a unique alternative, it also represents the passing down of the luck of the bride and groom.
By Julia Dankov