It's a given tradition that the bride and groom share a wedding cake with their guests at the wedding reception, but do you know why? The tradition of the wedding cake can be traced back to medieval times. Back then, each guest at a wedding was supposed to bring a small cake. The cakes would then be stacked on the table in levels and layers. If the bride and groom were able to kiss over the top of the stack it was considered good luck. These cake stacks would eventually merge into one cake which has now evolved into the modern wedding cake that we know and love.
Wedding Cake Trivia - Did You Know?
The tiered design of the wedding cake originates from the tiered spire of a well known medieval church in London, England, called St Bride's.
Henry VIII of England enacted a law specifying the quantity of sugar a cake may have, possibly to control or tax this prevailing convention.
During World War II, sugar was rationed in Great Britain, so icing could not be made and cakes were reduced in size. To overcome this, cakes were often served inside a box decorated with plaster of Paris to resemble a larger traditional cake.
Wedding Cake Table Runner
Our Vintage Scroll Table Runner is fabulous addition to any reception setting! Designed to dazzle at every wedding day celebration, this fanciful table runner comes complete with free personalization and color! And after you add your favorite color to this timeless design, you'll have a totally unique conversation piece that will have all your guests in awe from the first dance to the last call. Available from WhereBridesGo.com!
Romantic Double Hearts Cake Top
Contemporary, sleek, modern... this cake topper could also add interesting flair if used as a centerpiece or featured at a guest book table. Glazed ceramic with pearlized base. This cake topper also makes a beautiful bookend for your new home. Available from WhereBridesGo.com!
Wedding Cake Serving Sets
This beautiful knife and server set features frosted glass handles covered in elegant metal vines. Angled silver tips complete the look. Customize with first names and date. We just love this set ... you'll want to use it for years to come AFTER the wedding! Available from WhereBridesGo.com!
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