Wedding Cake of the Day: Vintage Wedding Cake

Take a trip back in time and check out this vintage wedding cake find

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Take a look at wedding cakes past!

Wedding cakes are an art form — an edible art form for that matter. And for many brides, the wedding cake is just as important as the dress and bouquet on their big day. A wedding cake is not something that is simply eaten and forgotten; it makes a statement with how good it looks, how great it tastes, and it reflects the bride and groom as a couple.

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It is obvious today that wedding cakes are nothing short of truly artistic feats. From the creative to the downright crazy, we have come a long way from plain white cakes. But taking a trip through time and looking at this vintage cake reveals an interesting find. This cake was served at the wedding of Jessie Woodrow Wilson, daughter of former President Wilson, who married Francis Bowes Sayre in a White House ceremony on Nov. 25, 1913 . What is interesting about this picture is the unique cake topper.

Instead of the typical bride and groom, there is a full crystal vase with blooming flowers smack in the middle of the cake! Even vintage cake-makers were pushing boundaries with what they had.

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