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 In 2018, the justices sent it back to a lower court in light of its ruling in a dispute involving Colorado baker Jack Phillips, who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 2 July 2021 Civil Rights Commission case, which allowed a baker to turn away a gay couple seeking a wedding cake, as well as a number of racial profiling cases where customers of color were turned away or even arrested. Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner, Forbes, 24 May 2021 The pair also shared a smooch while standing in front of their five-tier wedding cake — topped with a statue of a similar bride and groom dancing — and posed on a cliffside, overlooking luscious green trees and a pink sunset sky. Nicholas Rice,, 6 July 2021 Another photo showed the two kissing in front of a multi-tiered wedding cake. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 6 July 2021 The fact that the entire collection tops off at $335 USD is simply the icing on top of your four-tier wedding cake. Eliza Huber,, 5 May 2021 Like so much that happened during Nixon’s presidency, the wedding cake managed to become controversial. Washington Post, 30 June 2021 The plan was for the obelisk to rise out of a classic Greek pavilion at its base; the sketches suggest a unicorn sunk in a wedding cake. Michael S. Hopkins, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 May 2021 The lucky couples will also be treated to a champagne and wedding cake toast in the Rainbow Room, a photoshoot at the Top of the Rock Observation Deck and a special performance by a star from RuPaul's Drag Race. Joelle Goldstein,, 25 June 2021

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First Known Use of wedding cake

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Aug 2021

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“Wedding cake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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