In ancient Rome and medieval England wedding cakes were made to bring good luck to the bridal couple and all their wedding guests. The bride and groom would share the first piece of cake as a symbol of their promise to provide for each other forever. To me a wedding cake is more than a mere sweet treat at a wedding. It is a symbol of the wedding couple’s love and future prosperity. It is a message in itself. After the bride, it is a centrepiece of beauty and elegance to complement and enhance the ceremonial excellence of the day. Cutting and eating it are symbolic acts to do with the wedding promise and future hope of the union; acts laden with cultural meaning accumulated since ancient times. With this in mind, embarking on the genesis of a client’s wedding cake is a very exciting event.