wedding cake

noun

Definition of wedding cake 

1 : a usually elaborately decorated and tiered cake made for the celebration of a wedding

2 : something (such as a large building) resembling a wedding cake especially in elaborate ornamentation

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The Supreme Court on Monday ruled for a Colorado baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a gay couple. Robert Barnes, Anchorage Daily News, "Supreme Court rules in favor of baker who would not make wedding cake for gay couple," 4 June 2018 To see how the cake stacks up to William and Kate’s (or Charles and Diana’s!), check out our list of the most spectacular royal wedding cakes ever. Shay Spence, PEOPLE.com, "See Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Stunning and 'Quintessentially British' Wedding Cake," 19 May 2018 The Cake For centuries, it's been British tradition for guests to receive a slice of the royal wedding cake as a wedding favor. Jennifer Lance, Glamour, "All the Ways Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are Breaking Royal Wedding Traditions," 19 May 2018 With the royal wedding just one day away, Chef Ptak is giving us a behind-the-scenes look at creating Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake. Lena Grossman, Time, "Hold Onto Your Fancy Hat. It's the Recipe for Meghan Markle's Exquisite Royal Wedding Cake.," 18 May 2018 Initially, the royal wedding cake was reported to be a banana-flavored confection due to the couple’s love of that flavor. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "3 tasty ways to celebrate the royal wedding," 18 May 2018 Traditionally, the royal wedding cake is fruitcake. Aj Willingham, Cnn Design: Megan Pendergrass, CNN, "How to throw one helluva (proper) Royal Wedding party," 2 May 2018 Inspired by the Royal wedding cake of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press, "Five finalists vie for 'Best Cupcake Ever' in contest to support literacy," 22 Apr. 2018 Doris was very creative, painted many great oil paintings and made beautiful wedding cakes, making them for many of her nieces, nephews and friends as well as her daughter. courant.com, "Doris E. Paquin," 10 July 2018

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1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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