Around late 17th century, to check the status of the wedding cake, we are treated to more interesting facts. During this period the wedding cake came to be known as the bride's pie or cake.
The bride's pie or cakes were merely mince pies made of sugary sweet breads. A glass ring was hidden in these pies during the preparation. A belief then was that the lucky female at the wedding gathering to find the ring in the cake would be the next one to wed.
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The History of Decorated Cakes
Cake decorating originated in 17th century Europe. During the 1840s, the advent of temperature-controlled ovens and the production of baking powder made baking cakes much easier. As temperature control technology improved, an increased emphasis on presentation and ornamentation developed. Cakes began to take on decorative shapes, were adorned with additional icing formed into patterns and flowers, and food coloring was used to accent frosting or layers of cake.
Cake decorating was rumored to be started by a French bakery in the 1840s where a French baker wanted to increase the prices of the cakes and hence thought to decorate it.
Wedding Cakes with White Icing, 1840
The wedding cake first appeared in the late 1700s at aristocrats’ wedding ceremonies, according to “Wedding Cakes and Cultural History.” However, in 1840 Queen Victoria of England designed the wedding cake still seen today, a multi-layered cake with white icing. Originally, the whiteness of the wedding cake’s icing revealed the amount, quality and ultimately, expense, of sugar used. Use of pounds of sugar for cake topping signaled wealth.