Wedding cake is not only a dessert, there’s much more history behind it.
There are lots of surprising facts and wonderful big day traditions surrounding wedding cake. Here are some of our personal favorites.
1. Cutting the cake represents the first task a couple will do together
This is why everyone stands around the table and watches at the couple holding a knife together – even though it only takes two seconds!
2. The traditional tiered shape is inspired by a church
Apparently a man called Thomas Rich started that traditional in 1703. He was a baker’s apprentice and wanted to make an extravagant cake for his bride, so he drew inspiration from St Bride’s Church in London.
3. A slice of wedding cake can predict the future
It is said that if a wedding guests sleeps with their slice of wedding cake under their pillow they will dream of their future partner (it’ll be a nightmare to clean the sheets mind).
4. Keeping the top tier of your wedding cake tradition has been around for a while!
Couples traditionally save it for their first anniversary or their baby’s christening. It became more commonplace once freezers were readily available, but a slice of Queen Victoria’s wedding cake went up for auction this year.
5. White cakes were a status symbol
White sugar used to be an expensive luxury; so having an all-white wedding cake was proof of the couples’ wealth and importance.
Now that you know all of this, what kind of wedding cake are you going to choose for your big day?
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