Wedding Cakes can be very elaborate and quite expensive. Some are very simple with one-three tiers, and others with six or seven tiers and very personalized, cupcakes have entered the wedding cake world of late. Where did the idea of having a wedding cake come from anyhow? In early times, a loaf of bread was broken over the bride’s head and the guests would scramble to pick up the crumbs for good luck. Thank God none of us have to get cracked in the head with bread! Later on it was tradition that the couple kiss over a pail of cup cakes. The origin of the tiered wedding cake lies in Anglo-Saxon times. Guests would bring small cakes to the wedding and stack them on top of each other. Later, a clever French baker created a cake in the shape of the small cakes and covered it in frosting. The cake can come in many flavours, however in the past it was filled with fruit that had been drenched in good brandy much like a Christmas Cake. The tradition has now lead to the couple posing for pictures as they cut the wedding cake together serving each other the first piece. At some weddings the guests enjoy the cake while at others pieces of wedding cake are packaged and sent home with guests so that they can bring home a piece of your good fortune. It is said that any single woman who puts a piece of the groom’s cake under her pillow will see the face of her future husband in her dreams. Couples will often freeze a section of the cake to be eaten at a special occasion such as their first anniversary. So let them ‘eat cake’ and live happily ever after.