Nowadays when we think about wedding cakes we think about them being a reflection of the personality of the bride or the couple. If the wedding is themed the cake will often reflect that in some way, either using the colours, flowers, or a more literal design element for instance a beach themed wedding could have a cake decorated in muted colours with sugar shells or a palm trees. So you would probably be surprised to hear that the earliest wedding cake was recorded as being Roman and was a simple barley loaf that the husband would break over his wife’s head to show his dominance in the marriage. This was followed by the bride’s pie in medieval England, this pie would either have a sweet (sweet bread or mincemeat) or savoury (meat) filling depending on the brides families budget. The bride’s pie was a feature in weddings up until the late 19th century when it was replaced with a single tiered plum cake(variations were often made). Royal icing was created in the late 1880’s and it was …
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Wedding cakes The wedding cake, the centre piece for your special day. Over the years the styles of wedding cakes have changed from the traditional white tiered wedding cake decorated with intricate piping work, to the introduction of pastel shades in the decorations to compliment the theme of the wedding. To today where wedding cakes sometimes covered in bold and vibrant colours. All styles are still relevant for today’s weddings. The cakes can be categorized as the traditional wedding cakes, All white wedding cakes, contemporary wedding cakes, modern wedding cakes, floral wedding cakes and whimsical wedding cakes.