Why Wedding Cakes are Tiered
Posted on October 15th, 2013 by Administrator
In medieval England, guests used to bring small cakes to the wedding reception and stack them on top of each other.
The French created their own take on the tradition and stacked pastries as high as they could go, requiring that the bride and groom lean over the top of the tower and kiss. As time progressed, a baker in France created a cake with progressively smaller cakes stacked on top of one another and covered it in frosting. This is now known as tiered cake. In 1900, the first tiered cakes with spacers between the layers were seen. Queen Victoria had her cake covered in white icing, and it gained the name royal icing. What is your favorite type of wedding cake?