Video: How Wedding Cakes Changed Over 100 Years

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Video: How Wedding Cakes Changed Over 100 Years
Mon 22-08-2016

The team at Mode had fun baking and decorating wedding cakes to show us how wedding cakes, wedding toppers and wedding music have changed over the past century.

We notice that over the years weddings and wedding cakes have become more lavish.

According to "Back in 1916, simple cakes were the norm with minimal decorative flowers. But, with each decade, cakes grew in width and height until they literally peaked in 1986 with multi-tiers and multi-bases. The '80s example actually looks less like a cake than a prop from one of the decade's iconic sci-fi films.'

"As we move into the '90s though, what cakes lost volume and unnecessary levels they made up for in flash. Even with its basic structures, the typical cakes spanning from 1996 until the present are ornately frosted. 2006's cake is not only decked out with black and white filigree, it's surrounded by frosted cupcakes. By then, as bridezilla became a household term thanks to shows like, you guessed it, Bridezillas, brides had a little more self-awareness and humor"

"The biggest surprise of the video, meanwhile, might be the cake chosen to represent our current year. The neon concoction is more like a work of art, albeit an abstract one, than a recognizable wedding cake. It bares little resemblance to the "naked cakes" that populate Pinterest, but it rings true in the sense that weddings have become a whole lot more personalized."