A first Communion is a very important ceremony for Catholic families. The ceremony is performed in a Catholic church when a child accepts the Holy Eucharist (the bread and wine) for the first time. The ceremony is followed by a family gathering at home or another venue to celebrate this special day in the child’s life.
Just like most celebrations, cakes are a requisite for commemorating this special occasion. If you’re thinking of getting unique and delicious Communion cakes for your little one, here are some options you may like.
- Traditional Communion Cakes
Cakes for this occasion are traditionally white in colour with a cross, dove or other symbols of the Eucharist on top. These cakes are mostly covered with white fondant decorations and icing. Use of light pastel shades is also common. Themed cake toppers are typically used to make them more appealing. They’re available in various sizes, shapes and flavours.
- Shaped Cakes
If you’re looking for something other than traditional Communion cakes, you can opt for cakes shaped like different symbols of the Eucharist. Be it the Cross; Paten and Chalice; Paschal Lamb or The Alpha and the Omega; these shaped cakes are ideal for family sacramental celebrations. You can keep the frosting simple using cream cheese or butter cream. Fondant decorations and toppers can enhance the visual appeal of the cake.
If your child likes chocolate cakes, going for an unconventional chocolate cake for the celebration can make the occasion even more special. Opt for an open book shaped chocolate cake beautifully decorated with fondant decorations of symbols and floral designs. When your child sees the cake with his/her name and a small congratulatory message written on it, it’ll help make the special day memorable for him/her.
- Simple Round Cakes
White round cakes are a popular choice for First Communion celebrations. The colour white is reminiscent of the Sacred Host. These cakes have a simple yet sophisticated appearance with minimal fondant decorations on the cake. They also come in multiple sizes and flavours.
- Tier Cakes
Tier cakes are ideal when your guest list is long. Go for themed multi-tier cakes in a flavour of your choice. There are different varieties of Communion tier cakes available in terms of sizes, shapes, colours and flavours. Whether covered with frosting, frilled or ruffled icing or embellished with fondant flowers, decorations, and themed cake toppers, multi-tier Communion cakes are gorgeous to look at.
Now that you have these First Communion cake ideas, contact a reputed bakery to order the cake of your choice. For more cake design ideas, check out Pinterest.
Make sure that the bakery you choose for your child’s First Communion cake is a nut-free facility to avoid allergies. If you’re looking for nut-free cakes in Woodbridge, Scarborough, Mississauga or Brampton, visit Irresistible Cakes. Write to us to make an appointment for a free sampling and consultation.