Although I have no idea if marriage is something I want, I am in favor of the wedding tradition or any excuse to celebrate! I want to share information that you may not have known about the wedding cake. It's more than just the delicious pastry that everyone at the wedding looks forward to at the end! Please enjoy this short history and collection of fun wedding cake photos!
Short History The wedding cake is a tradition that began back in the Roman Empire. At the time, it was a loaf of bread that the groom broke over the bride's head as a symbol of his dominance in the marriage and over her. The color of the cake is typically white to symbolize purity. The action of the bride and groom cutting the cake is meant to symbolize their first joint task in married life. The gesture of feeding cake to one another is a symbol of the commitment the bride and groom are making.
One of the earliest forms of the wedding cake is the French Croquembouche. The legend of this cake says that a pastry chef, visiting medieval England, witnessed their tradition of piling sweet rolls between the bride and groom which they would attempt to kiss over without knocking them all down. The pastry chef then went back to France and piled sweet rolls up into a tower to make the first Croquembouche. Wedding Cakes
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