Have you ever wondered where the tiered wedding cake structure came from? Would you have ever guessed that it came from architecture in London? Well it did.
According to London24 the tiered cake oriented in 1703. A baker’s apprentice, Thomas Rich, fell in love with his boss’s daughter and wanted to surprise her on their wedding day. He decided to create a different kind of cake. Rich was inspired by the steeple of St Bride’s Church in London. After Rich’s innovative tiered cake, it soon gained popularity and is still used today.
The next time that you see a tired cake this wedding season think back to the origins of the cake. It is quite interesting that the traditional tiered wedding cake was inspired by the architecture of a steeple in London.