It’s that time of the year again where First Communions are fast approaching and we at bbbonbon.ie, alongside the traditional Communion favours, are proud to present the Favours Communion cake.
What is a Communion cake, what is it made of, does it substitute the traditional First communion cake?
These are the answers:
The Communion cake is a cake because it indeed looks like one, but it is not made of sponge or biscuits or even chocolate, it is made of many boxes, from a minimum of 15 to a maximum of approx 70.
Each box, made of thick card, is shaped as a slice and it is placed in a circle card tray with a centrepiece creating the illusion of a cake.
The more the slices used, the taller is the cake.
The colour can vary, the slices are traditionally white for a First Communion cake but can be cream, silver, gold or indeed pink or blue.
Silver, gold or any other colour ribbon, and even better a personalised ribbon with the name of the child and the date of the Communion can be added around the round tray.
Each box/slice is filled with sweets, which, in keeping with the old European favour tradition, should be sugared almonds, but nowadays many people choose chocolates shaped as almonds, foiled chocolates, or indeed some of the children’s favourite sweets such as Smarties, Jelly beans and so on.
Often the favours are personalised with the name of the child and the date of the First Communion, we at bbbonbon.ie personalise all our favours, by including a card in each box, free of charge.
So does the new First Communion favour cake win over the Traditional Communion one?
There is no answer as it depends on the taste of the customer but we find that more often than not the Communion favour cake is used alongside the traditional cake because the latter, is consumed on the day while the little slices on the favour cake are given to the guests as a Thank You token for attending the child’s special day, it is, a keepsake.
The child who’s Communion it is will be left with the large centrepiece as a keepsake for his/her special day.
Communion favour cake v Communion Traditional cake………what do you think?