wedding cake

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Alice Roosevelt was a guest at the White House decades later, when President Lyndon Johnson’s daughter Lynda Bird Johnson was married in 1967 and Lynda used her husband Charles Robb’s Marine Corps saber to cut their wedding cake. Brian Bennett, Time, 18 Nov. 2022 Phillips, who had refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple in 2012, also faced off in the high court against Colorado. Jesse Bedayn, Fortune, 8 Nov. 2022 But the pair's wedding cake was the star of the show. Dory Jackson, Peoplemag, 29 Oct. 2022 The couple’s tiered wedding cake had fresh orange marigolds and petals on top of the smooth, white fondant icing, and an orange-icing depiction of the Golden Gate bridge, which is near their new home on the San Francisco Peninsula. oregonlive, 23 Oct. 2022 Other highlights of the day include the wedding cake toppers designed by Funko, which Gunn said he wasn't allowed to see before the wedding because bride Pop's dress was too close a match to the real thing. Sara Netzley, EW.com, 30 Sep. 2022 The baker, Jack Phillips, separately won a partial U.S. Supreme Court victory after refusing on religious grounds to make a gay couple’s wedding cake a decade ago. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 25 Oct. 2022 Fans threw rice at the couple and one onlooker even gave them a wedding cake. Jacklyn Krol, Peoplemag, 29 Aug. 2022 Guests — whose revelry was captured by videographers Marcel Dios Herrera and Tammi Weed — enjoyed a wedding cake made by the groom's aunt Kay Hamilton, who has made each of the wedding cakes for the Bates family children. Tricia Despres, PEOPLE.com, 13 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Wedding cake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wedding%20cake. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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