How did Wedding Cakes become tradition?

Have you ever wondered how elegant cakes have become a staple tradition in weddings? Let's delve into the fascinating history behind this sweet custom.


Floral Dream Wedding Cake - Jack and Beyond


Early Beginnings

Wedding cakes date back to ancient Rome, where they were not the tiered confections we know today, but rather simple wheat or barley cakes broken over the bride's head to symbolize fertility and good fortune. Over time, this tradition evolved into the more elaborate cakes we see at weddings today.

Medieval Times

In medieval England, guests would bring small cakes to the wedding and stack them on top of each other. The newlyweds would then attempt to kiss over the tower of cakes without knocking them down. If successful, it was believed they would enjoy a lifetime of prosperity.


Love in Bloom Wedding Cake - Jack and Beyond


Victorian Era

During the Victorian era, white icing became popular as a symbol of purity and wealth. Queen Victoria's own wedding cake, adorned with delicate white icing, helped solidify this trend. The multi-tiered cakes we associate with weddings today also became fashionable during this time.

Modern Times

Today, wedding cakes come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors, reflecting the diverse tastes of couples. From traditional white cakes with intricate designs, like our "Floral" Design, to more rustic, simple designs such as our "Love in Bloom" Design. The wedding cake remains a focal point of the celebration.

So, the next time you attend a wedding and marvel at the beautiful cake, remember the rich history and symbolism behind this beloved tradition.

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