Wedding Cake Mythology
Wedding Cake Mythology
Abbey Zegar (Executive Pastry Chef, Sugar & Spice Cakes) gives expert video advice on: What is the legend about smearing wedding cake on each other's faces?; Why do couples save the top layer of their wedding cake?; What does the wedding cake traditionally symbolize? and more...
What is the legend about smearing wedding cake on each other's faces?
The legend about smearing cake on each others faces is that if a couple smears the cake all over each others faces, they tend to come to a divorce quickly. But I don't really believe that. I believe that you should have fun at your wedding. It's your wedding. If you want to smear cake all over each other, that's fine. It just shows that you're a fun-loving couple.
Why do couples save the top layer of their wedding cake?
Typically, couples save the top layer of their wedding cake to eat on their first year anniversary. It's usually frozen, placed in the freezer, and then served again on the date of your anniversary.
What does the wedding cake traditionally symbolize?
The wedding cake traditionally symbolized fertility. Back in the Roman times, the cake was smashed over the bride's head. The cake wasn't as soft as we have it today. It was rather hard and flat and not decorated at all. It did symbolize fertility and hopefully the woman baring many, many children.
What is supposed to happen if the bride doesn't get the first bite?
If the bride does not get the first bite of the wedding cake, tradition has it that she will not bear children or be fertile. Make sure that your bride takes the first bite if you want to have kids.
Can my guests leave before I serve my wedding cake?
Guests can leave before you serve your wedding cake but traditionally they won't. They know that the husband and wife cutting the cake together is a symbol of your life together, symbolizing this act of togetherness for the first time.
Why is cutting the first piece of wedding cake so important?
Cutting the first piece of the wedding cake is very important because it shows that the bride and groom are doing something together for the first time; and cutting the cake shows that the love for each other will continue as their first act.
What happens if a single woman sleeps with a piece of wedding cake under her pillow?
Legend has it that if a bridesmaid sleeps with a piece of wedding cake under her pillow, she will dream about her groom to be. I don't recommend this because your hair will get sticky, but try it and see if you can find your next husband.