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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Remember the Duke and Duchess of Windsor sale in the 1990s when a slice of old wedding cake fetched tens of thousands of dollars? WSJ, "Distinguish Between Tractors and Basquiats," 14 Dec. 2018 The wedding cake at the first of two receptions will be a tower of lemon elderflower covered in buttercream. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "Everything you need to know about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding," 17 May 2018 Pellegrino can also take her craft on the road; Nicole Richie flew her to Hollywood to design her wedding cake. Stephanie Wu, Town & Country, "These Wedding Cakes Belong in The Louvre," 9 Apr. 2015 Back in 2012, Colorado baker Jack Phillips refused to sell a gay couple a wedding cake due to his religious beliefs, setting off a chain of events that led all the way to the Supreme Court. Aubrey Nagle, Philly.com, "Trump cancels Eagles celebration, Krasner wants list of tainted police | Morning Newsletter," 5 June 2018 And my friend Ali’s homemade chocolate wedding cake. Aurelie Corinthios, PEOPLE.com, "Inside PEOPLE Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle's Simply Glamorous Hamptons Wedding," 29 May 2018 According to People, the couple and other attendees enjoyed finger foods, red velvet wedding cake, and speeches from the groom and father of the bride at the daytime party. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry Reportedly Went to Princess Eugenie's Wedding Reception Without Meghan Markle," 27 Nov. 2018 The menu nodded to American classics: The burrata and heirloom tomato salad was followed by surf and turf options and then chocolate truffles, warm chocolate chip cookies, and wedding cake. Vogue, "California Dreamers: Hayley Bloomingdale’s Stylish Santa Barbara Wedding," 26 Nov. 2018 This way, one layer stacks on top of the other like an asymmetrical wedding cake. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Modern apartment building twists for enviable green space," 22 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of wedding cake

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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