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CLASSIC CAKE BAKING HISTORY IN UGANDA AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD

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CLASSIC CAKE BAKING HISTORY IN UGANDA AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD

Probably you haven’t heard – In 1947 November 20 Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip had a wedding cake that weighed 500 pounds and was 9 feet tall. Guess what they did, they had to use Prince Phillip’s sword to cut it. Lol. Well, it seems the wedding cakes in Uganda are all a reflection of wedding cakes around the world but hey, have a look at the things you didn’t know about wedding cakes in general    They were thought to have magic and were kept under pillows. Unfortunately or fortunately as wedding cakes became larger, this tradition disappeared.

In the 17th century, wedding cakes used to be simple pieces.  This made the wedding cakes crumbs so tiny that people often kept them under pillows of singles, hoping to dream of future spouses. They were originally a symbol of fertility. Wedding cakes are steeped in tradition since medieval times. Originally they were made with only wheat (a symbol of fertility and prosperity) and thrown at the bride.

Eventually, they became edible, although they were broken over the bride’s head as a symbol of breaking the bride’s virginity and the groom’s dominance over her. (Was this the fore runner for smashing the cake into one’s face?) Based on an ancient London Church, Not developed by a baker, but his apprentice. Thomas Baker had a look at that church and voila! A wedding cake structure that we still follow to this day came up. Need I tell you the wedding was between him and his master’s daughter? Year: 1703.A loaf of bread came before the wedding cake. In the early days of the Roman Empire, cakes hadn’t become a wedding standard. So they used bread, a loaf of bread. They would get some barley bread and the groom would then break the bread into pieces over the bride’s head as a sign of fertility and the superiority of the groom. I think I’ve seen the loaf of bread somewhere on a wedding in Kampala.

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