Last Updated on January 6, 2021 by Neil Mackengie
The wedding cake goes back to Roman times. In those days, among the highest members of the rich families, a special kind of cake was used in wedding ceremonies. The bride and groom not only ate this cake together but treated the guests. It is even said that the cake was broken over the bride’s head as a symbol of plentifulness! Each of the guests took a piece of cake so they, too, could have plentifulness in their lives.
Many peoples all over the world have used bridal cakes in their marriage ceremonies. Several of the American Indian tribes had special kinds of cakes made, which the bride would present to the groom.
In Europe, it became the custom for guests to bring to the wedding spiced buns which were piled up in a big heap on a table. The bride and groom were supposed to try to kiss each other over this mound of cake for good luck. The story is told that a French cook, traveling through England, thought it would be a good idea to make one mass out of this mound of little cakes and that is how our present kind of wedding cake was born!
Where Did Wedding Cakes Originated From?
Wedding cakes originated from Rome.