Did you know…it was the marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840 that set the fashion for weddings not only the cakes but the dresses the dresses became big and white. Sugar was affordable and it became much easier for working class families to achieve the same look.
But this affluence couldn’t last, and war time rationing limited wedding cake options. During the Second World War there were strict rations in place so cakes became much smaller. With many couples having ingredients donated from friends and relatives. Others used deceptive tricks like gravy browning to make fruit cakes look richer or fake cakes were rented and the real, smaller cake was hidden inside.
The bride’s cake eventually developed into the modern wedding cake that we know today. There are practically no rules about wedding cakes in today’s weddings. Contemporary cakes can be any of color, flavor, or shape, and the possibilities are endless with the latest trend we have been watching, shifting towards metallic colours, buttercream icing, ‘naked’ or unfinished cakes and the list goes on!