Let them eat cake.

What is the story behind the wedding cake.

Wedding cakes were originally made to throw at the brides as a symbol of fertility. After the ceremony it was traditional for couples to serve other baked goods, piled high. If the couple was able to kiss over the mound it meant they were going to have a lifetime of prosperity. 

In the 1840's After Queen Victoria & Prince Albert were married the role of both white dresses and white cakes became more important. Sugar prices dropped and the middle class was able to afford a wedding cake. White wedding dresses & cakes represented purity and no longer were they referred to as bridal pies. 

Over time cakes have emerged to the multi colored varieties we see today. The tradition of the bride & groom cutting and sharing the cake still exists and represents the first task they perform as a couple. The previous custom of saving the top tier for the christening has evolved into the first year anniversary cake. What a great reminder of the beautiful day they shared with loved ones. 

Cake by Sugarrush

Cake by Sugarrush

Cake by Sugarrush

Cake by Sugarrush

Cake by Sugarrush

Cake by Sugarrush

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