This is how one’s world gets expanded when one reads Coldmud: First, who knew that New Zealanders traditionally eat fruitcake at weddings? Not us. Second, turns out fruitcake is, not surprisingly, going out of style, in favor of (get your mind ready to be blown) cheese cake. No, not cheesecake, cheese cake. Look:
That there is a wedding cake made out of cheese. Isn’t that beautiful? Don’t you want one? See, the problem with wedding cakes in general is that they come at the end of the meal. After you’ve had several glasses of champagne, maybe danced a turn or two, and just generally partied down a bit, do you really want a big, sugary chunk of cake and icing? Or fruitcake? No, you do not. You want sustenance, and something to accompany that third glass of bubbly. Go, cheese!
The trend is taking hold outside New Zealand as well, especially in the UK, but the Kiwis probably have the most to gain from it, considering their traditional alternative. Fruitcake. It makes you wonder.
Cheese takes the cake at weddings [Dominion Post]
[Photo: via gromgull/flickr]