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Wedding cake toppers

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A wedding cake topper is a small model that sits on top of the wedding cake, normally a representation of the couple in formal wedding attire.

The wedding cake topper was dominant in United States weddings in the 1950s where it represented togetherness.
Today, these decorative figurines are often part of the couple's decorative theme or wedding reception style.
Traditional wedding cake toppers depict the couple in formal attire and are often the only part of the cake which can be kept over the years, apart from photographs of it.

Now, let's look at the history of the wedding cake toppers. It again has been an ancient tradition followed in wedding ceremonies, though it's difficult to pinpoint as when exactly wedding cake toppers entered the slew of wedding customs. The exact details of their origin are wrapped in mystery. Of course, there's no debate or doubt about the importance of the wedding cake topper. 

One account regarding its origin a century ago revolves around a baker's daughter who was about to get married. The girl asked her father to create a symbol of the unflinching love between her and the groom, for the world to see.

After mulling over several ideas and carefully deliberating over each one of them, the father decided to make a unique creation - a lovely wedding cake, with two fabulous figurines on top of it. The figurines that the cake top featured were obviously of his daughter and her groom-to-be. The baker had conceived the cake topper as the perfect symbol of their love and bonding. 

On the wedding day the daughter was moved by the sight of the cake made with love and affection by her father. The daughter was indeed touched by the beautiful gift and the sentiments behind it. For her it was the best gift, among the most unique wedding favors, she could have received. The cake, hosting the figurines, was prominently placed at the venue of the wedding. 

This tale may merely be an anecdote, yet it shows the significance and importance of the wedding cake tops.

You have been treated to some curious historical traditions associated with the wedding cake. This lovely, savory piece of history retains its charm and importance. The care you take with decisions regarding other aspects of your weeding, such as wedding stationery, should also be reflected with the same finesse and touch of class in the selection of your wedding cake as well. 

So when you think of your wedding, think of the wedding cake, or vice versa, to make the occasion a memorable one. And remember, you can eat your cake, and have it too!