Art Deco week: the wedding cake

1930’s wedding cake (source)

The first wedding to see a wholly edible multi-tiered cake was at the marriage of Queen Victoria’s daughter to Prince Leopold’s in 1882. Tiered cake was a symbol of wealth and status at society weddings since middle class people could not afford such sophisticated cake.

A traditional wedding cake of the 1920’s would simply consist of fruit cake and sugar icing. Fast forward 90 years and here are some modern versions of Art Deco inspired cakes:

My wedding cake – look at the cake stand! Isn’t it similar to the one above? 🙂 (photo by Jessica Johnston)




Up next: cake toppers!

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