wedding cake


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

Examples of wedding cake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The farm would usually have relied on cut-flower sales to event florists in New York City and on Mr. McCurdy’s wedding cake sales. Gareth Henderson, The Christian Science Monitor, "How Vermont farm turned being a good neighbor into good business," 25 June 2020 The latter argument cites a recent Supreme Court case in which the government intervened on behalf of baker Jack Phillips who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple due to his religious beliefs. NBC News, "Adoption agency should be able to reject gay couples, Trump administration argues," 4 June 2020 Ryan argues that when society makes compromises as various people seek rights (e.g., a gay couple trying to buy a wedding cake from a Christian cake maker), usually the bigoted win. Amitai Etzioni, The New York Review of Books, "Just Say No," 26 Mar. 2020 In addition to the couple’s traditional 10-tiered white wedding cake with gold accents, Tebow had a groom’s cake that would fit into his diet: a Keto-friendly cheesecake. Steve Helling,, "Steak! Cheesecake! Salads! All About Tim Tebow’s ‘Keto-Friendly’ Wedding Reception," 23 Jan. 2020 Cherbourg Cyprus at Findlay Market is preparing a wedding cake for free. Madeline Mitchell,, "Couple is gifted $30,000 wedding one month after their 'kidney anniversary'," 1 Nov. 2019 In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court found for Colorado baker Jack Phillips, who had refused to make a gay couple a wedding cake on religious grounds. Tara Law, Time, "9 Landmark Supreme Court Cases That Shaped LGBTQ Rights in America," 8 Oct. 2019 In 2012, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips refused to bake a wedding cake for Charlie Craig and David Mullins. The Denver Post, "Colorado’s biggest stories of the past decade," 31 Dec. 2019 The wedding cakes were individual tarte Tropéziennes and, following the wabi-sabi theme, were customized with each guest’s name in different colors (the stencils were hand-designed by Jean-Baptiste who also created the place settings). Vogue, "Stylist Lolita Jacobs’s Effortlessly Chic Wedding in the South of France," 26 July 2018

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First Known Use of wedding cake

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of wedding cake was in 1648

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29 Jun 2020

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“Wedding cake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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