When did the Wedding Cake Originate?

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 bridge and groom not only ate this cake together, but treated the guests.

It is even said that the cake was broken over the bridge’s head as a symbol of plentiful! Each of the guests took 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 Indians tribes had special kinds of cake made, which the bride would present to the groom. In Europe, it became the custom for the 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 hour how our present kind of weeding cake was born!

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