Southern Tradition: Cake Pulls

Cake Pulls in a Tiered Cake

Cake pulls are a south Louisiana, specifically from New Orleans, wedding tradition.

The cake pulls are chosen by bridesmaids before the cake is cut. 

These cake pulls consist of different charms with ribbon attached. The charms represent different things.

For example:

A ring--next to be engaged/married

A baby--next to have a baby

A heart--your love is true love

A dollar bill--you are going to be blessed financially

There are many available for purchase on, a popular website featuring hand made crafts + wedding items.

This New Orleans tradition is a fun way to change up the typical cake cutting photo.

Cake Pulls with Bridesmaids