History Of Wedding Cakes
Since antiquity, weddings customarily have been celebrated with a special cake. Ancient Roman wedding ceremonies were finalized by breaking a cake of wheat or barley (mustaceum) over the bride’s head as a symbol of good fortune.
The newly married couple then ate a few crumbs in a custom known as confarreatio—eating together.Afterwards, the wedding guests gathered up the crumbs as tokens of good luck.
In medieval England, in an early form of wedding cake, small spiced buns were stacked in a towering pile, as high as possible. If the bride and groom were able to kiss over the tall stack, it augured a lifetime of prosperity.
In the seventeenth century bride pie developed into bride cake, the predecessor of the modern wedding cake. Fruited cakes, as symbols of fertility and prosperity, gradually became the centerpieces for weddings even today.
Here we can see in a 2 minute video, the design of white wedding cakes in a 100 years period of time.
Vintage never dies!
Starting from 1916 until today,we can see the changes of the white wedding cakes and decorations.
The last wedding cake is definite surprise.
See for yourself…
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