September 8, 2023

Wedding Cake Traditions

Slice, Savor, and Share: Unveiling the Sweet Secrets of Wedding Cake Traditions

Wedding Cake Traditions

There are so many traditions at weddings. We have seen some come and go, like the bouquet toss, but some are here to stay, like the cake cutting. But why do we make such a fuss about cutting the cake? It dates back to ancient Roman times, with a cake made of wheat being broken over the bride's head for good fortune. The newlyweds would then eat the cake bread crumbs, and guests would gather the leftovers for good luck.

This tradition then evolved to towers of cakes, which, if the couple could kiss over, signified a lifetime of wealth. It became a pie, and Queen Victoria's wedding to Prince Albert in 1840 was when the modern-day wedding cake we know today was born. Queen Victoria was also the first to wear a white wedding dress!

The cake cutting is also a great opportunity for some candid photos of the newlyweds. Luckily, couples don't cut the entire cake but rather a piece to share. This can be very romantic and sweet until someone goes overboard and smears cake on the other's face.

Saving the Top Tier: Some couples can't resist saving the top tier of their cake to eat on their first anniversary. However, sometimes bakeries offer a small cake to you on your first anniversary that matches what you had on your wedding day.

Looking for a cake cutting song to play at your wedding? Check out our cake cutting playlist on Spotify.

Looking to have the perfect cake made for your wedding day? Here are some of the bakeries we always recommend:

Ellie’s Bakery


Wright’s Bakery