The tiers of the wedding cake symbolize prosperity; the white cake, purity.
The first wedding cake, as we know it today, commemorated the marriage of Queen Victoria’s daughter in 1859.
In Roman times, cakes were broken over the head of the bride to wish the newlyweds good fortune and fertility. The guests then scrambled for the pieces to take some good fortune for themselves.
Tradition says that if wedding guests put a piece of the groom’s cake under their pillow the night of the wedding, they will dream of their own future marriage partner.
The top layer of the wedding cake is often frozen and eaten by the bride and groom on their first anniversary.
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