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How do traditional wedding cakes look like in different parts of Nigeria?

Are you wondering what cake will be the best for your wedding? Look at this beautiful Nigerian wedding cakes here!

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Nigeria is a land of beautiful people and impressive culture. We have a lot of special things especially when it comes to the wedding ceremony and the wedding decorations.

For the most of the people, wedding is the most beautiful and memorable event in life. That’s why people want everything to be perfect that day. Even the wedding cakes.

In our culture it’s very important that the parents of the girl and the guy agree to the fact that their children are getting married. Without them being okay with it, there is no way the wedding is going to happen.

The Nigerians usually invite their closest people to share these wonderful moments with them. Friends and family members bring some presents with them.

During the wedding the girl is supposed to wear the clothes that show the place where she comes from. It is a very important tradition and everyone is strictly following it.

But after everyone sees it, she has to wear the outfits that belong to her man’s culture and that symbolize the place where he comes from. Of course it happens only if the couple comes from the different places.

After the ceremony itself obviously everyone wants to celebrate the event and to eat not only a delicious but also a very good-looking wedding cake.

Choosing a cake is actually very important as it is supposed to represent the bride and the groom.

The more exotic and attractive the cake is, the more respect the couple gets during the celebration, as there is no one that doesn’t want to eat a piece of the cooked masterpiece.

The Nigerian cakes are famous for representing the people themselves, their characters, outfits and personal preferences.

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This baked masterpiece tells their own story, which is very exciting. It makes the wedding traditions of Nigeria very special and different from the rest of the world.

Moreover, except for the outfits that represent the motherland, the cakes usually are also made in a way to show the story of both partners.

However, Nigeria is a huge country and every part of it has a little bit different habits and ways of doing things. Our country consists of a lot of regions and ethnic groups which leads to the differences in the culture.

The wedding cakes of the Yoruba People

The cake of Yoruba people usually includes the bride and the groom wearing their traditional clothes. The names of the clothes in Yoruba language are Agbada, Buba and Sokoto.

Both bride and groom look very colourful and happy. Their hobbies and interests are also depicted on the cake. This way all the guests can learn them better and make good wishes.

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You can certainly find out a lot of interesting things about the couple from the cake.

The wedding cakes of the Igbo people

You can also learn about the Igbo’s traditions from their wedding cake. The cake shows the whole ceremony and the attributes that are used for it. For example, the special kind of wine and bread.

They also have special way to hold the ceremony. What they do is separate the man and the woman. The girl has to find her man among the other people while carrying the wine in her hands.

They do it in order to see if the girl is really dedicated to her future husband and that she really knows everything she needs about him. Meanwhile, all the other men are trying to confuse her.

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They are smiling to her and trying to draw her attention to them. If it doesn’t work, the woman finds her love and gives him a glass of wine to drink. They are happy and they just go celebrate the wedding by dancing and just generally having fun.

Igbo people also have some kinds of special jewelleries that emphasize their social rank in the society.

The wedding cakes for the Edo people

The representatives of this ethnic group also have the special traditional look of the wedding cakes. The couple is wearing the traditional Edo clothes. For example, a woman has to wear a wrapper and a lot of jewelleries.

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The man also has to have a wrapper and he also has to put something on his head. The wedding cake is supposed to show the culture of the Edo men and women.

The wedding cakes for the Deltan people

The purpose of their traditional sweet dish is to express the internal beauty of the couple and their future children. They are not that focused on explaining where the both people come from. The point is to emphasize the importance of the love and peace in their community.

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Our culture is very amazing and there is so much that we don’t even know about because of the diversity in Nigeria. It’s a great thing that we keep up to our traditional ways of life and ceremonies.

They make us unique and happy people. Therefore, we should be proud to live in such an amazing country.

Are there more peoples in this African country?

Nigeria is that kind of country that is lucky enough to have a lot of things to be proud of. For example, the amount of tribes and ethnicities. All of them are different and that’s what makes our land so interesting to explore.

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Hi to all! Very interesting information about wedding cakes !!! In each country, this ritual is in his! What is remarkable day -vinchannya and marriage! So prepare wedding cakes !!! In Ukraine, for example, a loaf cake called! Who cares inkolyi three and four tiers decorated and most diverse ornaments, symbolizing wedding day a young couple !! So very interesting to know the ritual of marriage and baking wedding cakes around the world! I like such themes articles! Inspiring go forward to the goal !!!

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