Vicky works alongside Fiona Cairns who make bespoke wedding cakes. She loves weddings and especially wedding crafts and wedding baking!
The History of Wedding Cakes [Infographic]
Like many things to do with weddings, the wedding cake is very traditional and goes back a long way. It has of course changed quite dramatically in type, shape and meaning over the years. In times gone by it was considered a symbol of fertility and often pieces were broken over the brides head so that she might be fruitful and have a happy marriage. This was so important during the roman times that a roman man could not stand for a government position unless his mother and father had carried out this part of the wedding ceremony. Nowadays we have lost the symbolism and the wedding cake is more of a show piece made for decoration and the enjoyment of guests. However it is incredibly interesting to look back over time and see how tastes and fashions have changed. Have a look at the wedding cake timeline on our infographic for more!
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