History of wedding cake traditions

Wedding cakes are a staple at many nuptials, and after a couple says “I do,” these desserts are a fixture of the reception. Some may wonder where these traditions came from The Daily Herald recently shed some light on the subject.

Dessert cakes have been served at weddings since the 1600s, but it wasn’t until the 1800s that the wedding cake became fashionable, the news source reports. The bride and groom topper that many associate with wedding cakes actually didn’t appear until the 20th century.

Even though many of these traditions are still used, a number of couples have opted to personalize their wedding planning rather than go with the social norm – and this includes desserts. In fact, some are opting for other treats rather than a cake. According to The Huffington Post, brides- and grooms-to-be are choosing to feature a dessert table with an array of sweets with a smaller cake to continue the tradition of cutting the cake. Some couples are even setting up a make-your-own-dessert table and having their guests create the perfect sweet.

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