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#31 bride6262

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    Posted 18 July 2011 - 07:39 AM

    hello,

     

    i am talking about rum cakes but not the traditional jamaican ones. if you look you can find flavoured ones and they are super yummy (i dont like the fruit one)!

     

    Originally Posted by atalanta 

    A chocolate rum cake? Is this different than the traditional black Jamaican cake. Are we talking about the same thing? The traditional Jamaican cakes are fruit cakes (not like the ones that are usually spurned in the US) not chocolate. It's all of that fruit and butter that gives it is almost potato pudding-type consistency and the burnt sugar that gives it its dark color not chocolate.



     



    #32 atalanta

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      Posted 18 July 2011 - 08:22 AM

      Got it. Thanks for explaining. Now, I'll have some other cakes to try.



      #33 bride6262

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        Posted 18 July 2011 - 09:20 AM

        NO problem!!! trying them is the best part! lol

         

        Originally Posted by atalanta 

        Got it. Thanks for explaining. Now, I'll have some other cakes to try.



         



        #34 nmw134

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          Posted 20 July 2011 - 05:59 AM

          I think this is such a neat idea. Any other Jamaican wedding traditions?



          #35 bride6262

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            Posted 20 July 2011 - 10:14 AM

            steel drum music



            #36 Bruuning17

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              Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:28 AM

              I like the steel drum music tradition, I think since we are going all the way to Jamaica it would be silly to NOT include some type of Jamaican tradition in the ceremony or reception :)



              #37 atalanta

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                Posted 27 July 2011 - 04:51 PM

                There are other traditions, but I am not sure which are familial or Jamaican. For example, in my family, instead of engagement rings the men build homes for their new wives.

                 

                I didn't get an engagement ring because I don't like diamonds and do not wear rings (yet). I'm not getting a new house but a major renovation to my fiance's home which will result in a new, full story master bed/bath/office/retreat. He didn't initiate the renovation for traditional reasons, but i kind of like that it fell in line with our tradition. I love that!



                #38 Bruuning17

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                  Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:46 PM

                  Wow, building homes is a pretty nice gift!! I will definitely not be getting that!  But I do love my engagement ring so its all good :) 
                   

                  Originally Posted by atalanta 

                  There are other traditions, but I am not sure which are familial or Jamaican. For example, in my family, instead of engagement rings the men build homes for their new wives.

                   

                  I didn't get an engagement ring because I don't like diamonds and do not wear rings (yet). I'm not getting a new house but a major renovation to my fiance's home which will result in a new, full story master bed/bath/office/retreat. He didn't initiate the renovation for traditional reasons, but i kind of like that it fell in line with our tradition. I love that!



                   



                  #39 meBonidie2be

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                    Posted 17 August 2011 - 12:55 PM

                    I think I just changed my mind about our live music choice ; )



                    #40 beachgal2012

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                      Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:57 AM

                      i agree with everything you said!  i don't think there is anything that stands out in my mind that i need to do for my wedding on that list.  i'm going to do some searches myself and see if there is anything to incorporate into my wedding day that i like.  i will let you all know if i find anything worthwhile to share with you!






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