A wedding cake is often the centerpiece of a wedding and is usually placed where guests can admire it. This carefully planned masterpiece is a tradition going back to Medieval times.
According to weddingvenueillinois.com, Some might say it originated from the Scottish cake toss where cake would be thrown on the couple during their honeymoon departure to ensure prosperity and good fortune, and never to go hungry. Over the centuries there have been many traditions created surrounding the cake and it still remains an important aspect of any wedding.
At most modern weddings the bride and groom cut the first slice of cake together and feed each other a piece. The top layer of the cake (or a slice) is saved and frozen by the newlyweds and a year later it is tradition to eat it again for their anniversary. This also symbolizes the support they will provide for each other throughout their many years of marriage and it is said that is also Strengthens the couples bonding process. Often times you will see a bride and groom smash the cake in each other’s faces which is also just tradition fun part of the tradition. Either way cake is a pretty sweet confection making grand appearances at wedding around the world creating memories to last a lifetime.
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