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 Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, India The Taj Mahal Palace is a 1903, grey-and-white stone, red-domed wedding cake of a building that stands sentry over Mumbai’s harbor. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Hotels in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 But the Supreme Court ruled this month in favor of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds. Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY, "Thousands in rainbow colors gather for New York City's gay pride parade," 24 June 2018 Luckily, the couple's wedding cake was big enough to cater for all three of their children's christenings. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton and Prince William Will Serve Their Wedding Cake at Prince Louis' Christening," 9 July 2018 Guests will be served slices of christening cake, which is a tier taken from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding cake. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "Royal couple served 7-year-old cake for Prince Louis' christening," 10 July 2018 The princess does have something to look forward to: a piece of her parents' wedding cake. Elizabeth Angell, Town & Country, "Princess Charlotte Tells Photographers "You're Not Coming" to Prince Louis's Christening Party," 9 July 2018 Trooper Samuel Newton Bullard's tux was fitted, the wedding cake was ordered and his fiancee, Michelle Leigh Mathis, already has her dress, the station says. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "NC trooper was to marry in August. Now, the family will be gathering for his funeral. | Charlotte Observer," 23 May 2018 Flowers won’t just be in the church today: the couples’ lemon elderflower wedding cake, made by London baker Claire Ptak, will also be decorated with fresh flowers. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "A First Look at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Fairytale Wedding Flowers Inside St. George’s Chapel," 19 May 2018 Following the service, Prince William and Kate will give a private tea at Clarence House, with slices of Louis’ christening cake—a tier taken from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding cake—to be served to guests. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Why The Queen and Prince Philip Won't Attend Prince Louis' Christening," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of wedding cake

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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