Cakes by Ann - Wedding Cake History
Earlier times the wedding guests would supply the cakes by
bringing a small bread or cake with them to the wedding.
These were stacked, as a sign of prosperity, so the bride
and groom could kiss over them for good luck.
The bride and groom today cut the first slice of wedding cake
as a symbol of unity.
the top tier of the wedding cake is kept for their first anniversary
or as a christening cake for their first child.
roman times the tradition was to throw small wheat cakes at
the bride, as a symbol of fertility.
This changed to breaking the wheat cakes over the bride’s
head and the bride and groom would eat the crumbs.
then scrambled for the pieces of Cake in hope to secure good
luck for themselves
The European tradition in Wedding cakes is mostly white, as
a symbol of purity.
Wedding cakes in other cultures are often more colourful.
cake has been around from the Middle Ages, usually dark, solid
and much smaller than the Wedding Cake. It is traditional
served at the reception besides the white-tiered Wedding Cake,
making a beautiful contrast of colour, taste, texture and
A Grooms Cake is also packed into slices ahead of time for
guests to take home and for others who could not attend, so
they may celebrate the couple’s good fortune.
It is also said that if a single guest puts a piece of Grooms
Cake under their pillow, they will dream of their future marriage
wedding cakes come in a wide choice of shapes and colours,
they are far removed from the traditional bread and cakes
of long ago.
cakes can be designed in square, round, heart, oblong, diamond,
rectangle shapes or even different combinations of shapes.
a long time the traditional wedding cake was made from a rich
fruit cake covered in marzipan and icing, more and more couples
are opting for less traditional wedding cakes, having sponge
tiers incorporated instead of fruit.
and more couples are having a main themed cake with one or
even two cutting tiers instead of the traditional tiered wedding
'You Deserve the Wedding Cake of your Dreams'
Cakes by Ann - Fullwood Industrial Estate, Burnbank Road, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ML3 9AZ