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Baker: Couples want non-traditional wedding cakes

Instead of a plastic bride and groom on top of a wedding cake, more couples are asking for something unique, playful and, at times, edible.

Betty Weber, who has reportedly been baking cakes for more than 25 years, told the Pensacola News Journal that the traditional wedding cake is starting to fade.

"It has become so diversified," Weber said. "Colors are becoming a big part of weddings and wedding cakes. I talked to a bride today who is having six or seven colors on her cake."

And the changes aren't solely with the cake decorations either. Some couples are opting to use a different type of cake presented at their reception.

Nancy Silivos, a wedding planner, told the news provider that couples who change the taste of traditional cakes are doing so to make a personal statement.

"A lot of people are bringing in their favorite flavors from the past, so it's not the traditional white and cream wedding cake," Silivos said. "I am working with a bride who is going to have a chocolate wedding cake - because that is her favorite - instead of the chocolate groom's cake."

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