Wedding Cake Traditions

Wedding Cake Traditions

Cake traditions have come a long way since Ancient Roman times when a groom would break a loaf of bread over his bride’s head for good luck .

Here are 5 cake traditions  you and your partner can include in your wedding.

 Cutting the Cake

It used to be only the bride who cut the wedding cake but today its normal for both partners share in the cake-cutting ritual. Family, friends and photographers  look forward to the moment the couple joins hands around the knife.

 Feeding the Cake

The second act of the traditional cake cutting ceremony is when the bride and groom feed each other a small bite of cake. This can be very romantic and sweet, symbolizing a commitment to provide for one another and a show of love and affection.

 Saving the Top Tier

Most couples cannot resist saving the top tier of their wedding cake to eat on their first anniversary or a christening ceremony. In the past, christenings were often within a year of the wedding so this made perfect sense. Now, most couples are more likely to create a small cake eating ceremony around their first anniversary.

Cake Tiers

In medieval times, bakers would stack individual cake layers as high as possible for a couple’s wedding dessert. The newlyweds’ fate was then put to the ultimate test when the couple had to kiss over the towering layers. If successful, the couple was guaranteed a prosperous life together. Today, tiered wedding cakes are extremely popular.

Sleeping With Piece of Cake Under the Pillow

It is thought that a person sleeping with a piece of wedding cake under their pillow will dream of their future partner that night. This custom dates back almost 300 years and is often practically combined with wedding favors being tiny, perfect replicas of the wedding cake.