Seahorse Wedding Cakes

11-11-Ideas for Weddings Food & Drinks | April 04 2014 | by Jenny | 4 Comments

Everything that comes in relation to a wedding ceremony has to carry details or images or figures that have symbolic meanings. Starting with weeding gowns colors, to flowers types, to decorations, to cakes, invitations, all these need to bear a seed of a symbol that connects them to the event itself. Wedding couples use the stylistic of the elements in order to print the mark of their inner feelings toward both the ceremony and the guests.

For those who select as location for their wedding the shore of the sea the symbolic elements display themselves in a variety of choices and picturesque. The sea itself offers a lot of elements that can be used as symbols for decorations, such as sea shells, sea stars, seahorses, pearls and so on. Seahorse, for instance, carries the symbol of the imagination and creative spirit. The ancient Greeks and Romans saw the seahorse as an attribute of the sea god Neptune/Poseidon, this attribute conferring it the symbol of power and strength.

seahorse-wedding-cakesThe ancient European had the belief that the seahorse carried safely the souls of deceased sailors to the underworld till they encountered their soul’s destination. In the Chinese culture we meet the symbol of the seahorse defined as one of a good luck.

The creativity that dwells in one of seahorse’s symbols comes from the association of his two eyes that are able to look in different directions simultaneously with the part of the human brain connected to the memory, hence the creativity.  There is a vast range of significances seahorse has in its symbolic definitions, such as: patience, protection, perspective, friendliness, generosity, contentment, high-perception…

Seahorses are known to be very calm sea creatures; their moves are by no means speedy or panicky, they display a constant content for being where they are and who they are.  This feature is a deep example that people have to learn and follow. In turbulent waters, the seahorse wraps its tail around the nearest object in order to anchor itself. This too is a lesson for us that teaches persistency in our goals.

As one can figure, seahorses make object of decorations that have deep meanings for the married couple to be, thus being perfect choices for wedding cakes decorations.

Seahorse wedding cakes send messages of profound feelings, of lessons to carry with us through life and this makes them to be the perfect choice for a wedding having the beach as location for the celebration.11

4 Comments

  1. Katrina

    March 18, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    I need to know what is that in the middle of the seahorse cake above. Please help me.

  2. Mary Geller

    March 31, 2016 at 12:46 am

    Hi Katrina, It’s a custom-made support/decoration. Those are cake corals. Hope I answered your question!

  3. katrina

    March 31, 2016 at 2:52 am

    How can I get one? Can I pay you to make one or cam I talk to the person that made it? I ordered a bakery to make the cake but I need the center can u help out? Here on gainesville I can’t get coral like that. Please help me. I can pay please help. My wedding is in 40 days please help

  4. Mary Geller

    April 01, 2016 at 3:04 am

    Katrina, sorry, but we don’t make cakes and unfortunately we can’t reach those who made the decoration showcased in the article. However, here is something that might help you: http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/05/how-to-make-isomalt-sea-coral/

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