It is undeniable that weddings are an event of a lifetime. I bet there is not one lover who does not get thrilled to be finally united with his/her other half, not to mention the length of time needed to nurture a certain relationship.
Sweet couples usually own a happy ending, don’t they? It has always been a tradition to showcase a couple’s happiness and pledge of loyalty through a grand banquet embellished with floral arrangements, and of course, a wedding cake decorated with a nice cake topper!
But did you know that this type of cake also shares its own history before it became the focal point of modern day wedding celebrations?
If we trace it back to our ancient roots, the Roman Empire practically started it. But never expect the type of cake you so love to munch on parties. The cakes back then were composed of whole wheat flour. A little tasteless, huh? Regardless of its flavor though, those cakes served an essential purpose in every wedding celebration. The cake would normally be broken into small pieces and would be placed unto the head of the bride. These pieces were then picked and eaten by relatives because they believed it to be a good omen.
In some cases during the 17th century, a ring would be hidden amidst the flour in the middle of the cake preparation. It was believed that whoever gets the portion that contains the ring would be married next. This custom though, has been well-adopted by modern day lovers as a means of proposal to the future bride.
The universal color for wedding cakes is white and has always been white ever since. It resembles peace, innocence, and purity of love. Although we can find modern cakes to be multi-colored mostly, shades of white within the whole cake have always been preferred.
Over the years, the way wedding cakes are prepared has evolved from tasteless to sweet and sugary. On top of that, figurines have added a cute value to the cake itself as they accentuate the style and intention of the occasion.
So the next time you attend a wedding party, don’t forget to do a little throwback of the wedding cake’s sweet history.