Watch: 100 years of wedding cakes in 3 minutes

See how wedding cake trends have evolved, from 1926 to 2016.

From drip cakes to geode cakes, gold cakes to marble cakes, there’s no denying the wedding cake game is strong in 2016. In fact, there’s so much choice, how do you even pick?

But it wasn’t always this way, as this ‘100 years of wedding cakes and toppers’ video by Mode proves.

It starts off in 1916, where cakes were far from the decadent three-tiers-or-more creations we see today. In face, it was just a simple round cake, topped with flowers: elegant and simple.


1926 sees the appearance of the traditional bride and groom cake topper, and the standard three-tier format. The cake is still traditionally white, with minimal piping.

As the decades go by, cakes start getting a bit fancier with more embellishments such as coloured roses, and lace and flower-adorned cake toppers.

Fast forward to 1986, and we’ve got a predictably OTT creation with blue icing, frilly dove bird topper and even dry ice for special effect.

But the 2016 one really takes the cake (come one, had to do it) with its arty theme.

Watch the video below and let us know which decade is your favourite!


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09/09/2016 at 04:29

I like 1986 cake