- In ancient Rome, the first bites of a wheat cake were eaten by the couple, and the remainder crumbled and tossed over the bride’s head like a rain of flour. Apparently this was a fertility rite believed to guarantee the couple lots of kids and a life of plenty.
- One tradition says that a bridesmaid who carries a slice of wedding cake in her pocket until the honeymoon is over will marry soon.
- According to some customs, small silver ornaments are attached onto ribbons and placed on a plate under the cake. Before it is cut, single females each pull on a ribbon end and see the symbolic ornament describing their future. A wedding ring signifies marriage, a heart – love, an anchor – hope, and a fleur de lis – wealth.
- It has been said that guests who put a sliver of the groom’s cake under their pillows will dream of their future spouses.
Regarding groom’s cake, it was typically a dark, rich fruitcake. However, like many traditions, it has evolved over the years and in most cases, doesn’t even make it through the planning process! The grooms cake is usually a companion cake to the big, featured “Wedding Cake”, or bride’s cake as it was once called, and both were displayed and available for guests. Recently though, some couples choose to have an iced groom’s cake as the top layer of the wedding cake, and others pack slices in small boxes and distribute them for everyone to take home as a favor.
Well, our motto here is: there can NEVER be too much cake! We’ll take it any way it comes!
Your New Beginnings Bridal Studio Team