Wedding Cake Facts

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1. The most expensive wedding cake ever commissioned cost $30 million.

The expensive wedding cake was made by Buddy Valastro (better known as Cake Boss from the US TV cake show. The lucky recipient was  NYC socialite Devorah Rose for her diamond gala event. According to reports, $30 million worth of jewels including sapphires, emeralds, rubies and diamonds — adorned the cake.

2. Queen Victoria was one of the first to have pure white icing on her wedding cake.

White icing on a wedding cake symbolises purity, a tradition that began in the seventeenth century. However, once the price of white sugar went up, white icing became a status symbol, showcasing the family’s wealth. That’s why it’s called “royal icing.”

3. It used to be Bridal Pie, not Wedding Cake.

The “bride’s pie” (not cake) was served at most weddings up until the early 19th century. In the 17th century “bride pie” became popular, which varied from sweet breads to mince pies or even mutton pie. Within it was a glass ring which was used in a similar way to the bouquet today: whichever woman found it was meant to become the next bride.

4. Forget the bouquet toss, the next person to marry will pull a charm out of the cake.

In some parts of the US, it was tradition for single women to pull ribbons out from the bottom layer of the wedding cake. One of the ribbons would be attached to a charm, and whoever pulled out the charm would be the next to marry.

5. Single bridesmaids put a slice of cake beneath their pillows.


Similarly, in some parts of the US, single bridesmaids would take a piece of wedding cake home. It was said that if they placed it under their pillow, they’d dream of their future husband.

6. The first wedding cakes were actually loaves of bread.

One of the first wedding cakes wasn’t actually cake at all — it was bread. In ancient Rome, bread was broken over the bride’s head to symbolize good fortune and fertility to the couple. The traditional wedding cake back to medieval times. Wedding guests would pile up breads, scones and biscuits and the couple would have to kiss over the pile without it falling down. If they did it successfully, they were ensured a lifetime of prosperity.

We hope you loved these weird and wacky wedding cake facts. If a traditional wedding cake just isn’t for you….These alternative wedding cake ideas might be right up your street!

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DIY Christmas Treats

1. Strawberry Christmas Tree Brownie Bites

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These adorable Strawberry Christmas Tree Brownie Bites will look fab on Christmas Day. Find out how to make them over Erica’s Sweet Tooth Blog!

2. Santa Hat Strawberry Brownie Bites

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Get the recipe here!

3. Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Reindeer Pops

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Make these cute little reindeer pops in this DIY guide!

4. Christmas Pudding Chocolate Orange

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Find out how to make a Christmas Pudding Chocolate Orange here!

5. Oreo Truffle Christmas Trees

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All you need is Oreos, cream cheese, chocolate coating and sprinkles for these Oreo Truffle Christmas Trees.

6. Snowman Cupcakes

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Children will love helping to make these snowman cupcakes. Find the recipe here!

7. Christmas Tree Cupcakes

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How cute are these Christmas Tree Cupcakes made with an ice cream cone!

8. Rice Crispie Cone Christmas Trees

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These delicious Rice Crispie Cone Trees are perfect for vegans too! Find out how to make them here!

9. Reindeer Cookies

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Learn to make these adorable Reindeer Cookies with this Christmas tutorial!

10. Christmas Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops

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These Christmas Marshmallow Pops are sooo easy to make but just look fab!

Too busy to make your own? You can order our delicious Christmas Treats for delivery anywhere in the UK.

Christmas Cupcakes

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Christmas Cookies

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Christmas Macarons

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Christmas Marshmallows!

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Order yours in our online cake shop! 




Gourmet Marshmallow Recipe

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Tried a Gourmet Marshmallow yet?  Gourmet Marshmallows have been hailed as the new cupcake over the years with their exciting range of delicious flavours. Unlike the cupcake though…they are gluten free and fat free! Woohooo!

The number of people who are diagnosed with gluten intolerance or Coeliac Disease increases annually and we have been constantly asked for gluten free products so it’s lovely that we can now launch our gluten free range!  

Send our gourmet marshmallows as gifts or order marshmallow favours for weddings and corporate events! Feeling adventurous, why not try making your own marshmallows at home with this delicious Gourmet Marshmallow recipe?

gourmet marshmallow recipe



  • 125g icing sugar for dusting
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 300ml water, divided
  • 4 tablespoons unflavoured powdered gelatine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Prep: 30 min  

Cook: 20 min  

Time to set: 8 hours

  1. Dust a 9 inch baking tray generously with icing sugar.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together caster sugar, golden syrup and 175 ml water.
  3. Using a thermometer, Heat to 120 to 130 degrees C or alternatively you can heat in microwave.
  4. If you don’t have a thermometer heat until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball.
  5. While syrup is heating, place remaining water (125ml) in a metal bowl and sprinkle gelatine over the surface.
  6. Place bowl over simmering water until gelatine has dissolved completely. Keep in a warm place until syrup has come to temperature. Remove syrup from heat and whisk gelatine mixture into hot syrup. Set aside.
  7. In a separate large mixing bowl, whip egg whites to soft peaks. Continue to beat, pouring syrup mixture into egg whites in a thin stream, until the egg whites are very stiff.
  8. Stir in vanilla or flavour of your choice along with food colouring. Spread evenly in tray and let rest 8 hours or overnight before cutting.
  9. To decorate you can sprinkle with chocolate, caramel,coconut, fruit powder
  10. Enjoy!

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No time for baking?  Check our our gourmet marshmallow range in our online cake shop, sending cake instead of flowers anywhere in the UK.