Traditions explained: Saving the top tier of the wedding cake
Dec 27, 2011 10:28PM
● By Anonymous
But why do we do this? One-year-old cake can't be very good, can it?
The legend is this:
The tradition of saving the wedding cake hearkens back to when newlyweds would immediately get started on having a family. As the saying goes, first come loves, then come marriage … then comes baby in a baby carriage! Instead of creating two fancy cakes for the wedding and the christening, they would purchase one larger cake and save it for later. These days, couples often wait a number of years before that baby arrives -- we're certainly not going to be having a baby shower near our one-year anniversary! -- but the tradition lives on.