Ever wonder why we have cake at weddings? Well, maybe you have and maybe you haven't. Cake, as well as bread, has been part of celebrations since medieval times. At this time it was customary that the guest bring small cakes to the celebration to give the bride and groom. The cakes were then piled up and the couple had to kiss over the pile to ensure a future of prosperity.
The first traditional wedding cake that we all think of when we think of cake, originated in 1882, at the wedding of Prince Leopold, the Duke of Albany. 20 years after, the placement of pillars between the tiers began. Originally, made by chopping broomsticks and then covering them in icing.
So that's it. That's why we have cake at weddings!