10 Spectacular Vintage Wedding Cakes
Wedding cakes are a highly important part of any wedding, and they have actually been present at numerous important ceremonies for centuries. Even though nowadays the wedding cake is looked upon as nothing more than a delicious, fancy treat, it actually used to be shrouded in deep symbolism.
For example, the color white of the cake was meant to signify purity, while the cutting of the cake itself by the groom and bride signified unity. Symbolism aside, we will now present a list containing 10 of the most amazing vintage wedding cakes, including some that were served at the weddings of royal figures such as King Farouk I or Princess Alexandra.
Delightful Wedding Cake in 1901
This masterpiece was served on February 7, 1901 during the wedding of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and Prince Henry. This fabulous cake consisted of two main levels that were complemented by a generously adorned flower vase featuring lace trims. The cake was a true spectacle of joy and beauty, as was the wedding itself.
Traditional Wedding Cake in 1915
This superb traditional cake was present at the wedding of Arthur and May Ollenburg, and it was iced by Mrs. Geddes of Highgate Hill. Beautiful and sophisticated, the cake was decorated with several layers of ruffled icing. Even though this delight is a vintage masterpiece, the technique that was used in its decoration is still quite popular to this day.
Two-Tier Wedding Cake from 1936
As you can see in the image, during the 30s, not all wedding cakes were as large or as imposing as they are today. The cake was made on just two levels and featured a lovely floral theme, while its unique monogrammed cake topper made it stand out effortlessly.
King Farouk I’s 1938 Wedding Cake
As we have come to expect from a royal wedding, the cake is an epitome of extravagance and luxury. When King Farouk and Queen Farida of Egypt got married, they had a spectacular wedding cake that featured numerous precious adornments and a generous size.
Three-Tier Wedding Cake in 1939
This picture was taken in 1939 and depicts a superb three-tier wedding cake that was adorned with floral motifs. Since it was made on three levels, the cake was quite imposing on its own, but its fabulous floral “topper” took things to a whole new level.
Modest Cake From 1947
Times were tough during 1947, and so wedding cakes dramatically shrunk in size. This particular photograph depicts Lieutenant Robert Anthony Evelyn Cansdale and his bride, Lena Cohn, as they cut their wedding cake together using the Lieutenant’s ceremonial sword. Their wedding took place in Haifa, Palestine, and even though the cake might not have been very glamorous, their wedding surely was a lovely event.
Wedding Cakes in 1951
Even though not many brides would agree to share their wedding with another during our modern times, it seems that things were a little bit different in 1951. Even though these two couples decided to tie the knot in the same day and at the same venue, they each had their own lovely two-tier wedding cake adorned with floral motifs.
Small But Beautiful Cake in 1952
Even though this cake is definitely one of the smallest on our list, it is also one of the most complex and beautiful. In the photograph, we can observe Sergeant G.C. McCaughey and his bide Fumiko Isumizawa as they cut the first slice out of their lovely decorated wedding treat.
Three-Tier Cake in 1952
During the same year, in 1952, another couple consisting of Beryl Olwen Smith Harry Evans boasted a fabulous three-tiered deliciousness featuring a mini-vase as a topper. Apart from its imposing size, this cake was also decorated with a few horseshoe and leaf symbols that are known to bring about good fortune.
Princess Alexandra’s Wedding Cake in 1962
Princess Alexandra of England had a fabulous wedding cake at her sumptuous wedding. The cake was made by Andrew Davidson, and it was a true masterpiece, not only because of its exceptional design but also through its very imposing stature. With four tiers and an endless array of details honoring the royal family, this piece is definitely one of the most fantastic vintage wedding cakes on our list.