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wedding cake

a white cake, traditionally in tiered layers, covered with white icing and decorated.
(in England) a fruit cake, similar in appearance.
Origin of wedding cake


[wed-ing-keyk] /ˈwɛd ɪŋˌkeɪk/
highly ornate or overly elaborate:
wedding-cake architecture.
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • That wedding-cake took the tart away from anything I've ever seen.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • It was going to be very dark and rich, something like a wedding-cake.

    If You Touch Them They Vanish Gouverneur Morris
  • He would have to provide me with a trousseau and a wedding-cake, even in that case.

    Red as a Rose is She Rhoda Broughton
  • "Well, a wedding-cake's the next thing after the bride," she answered.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The wedding-cake is made, and is growing rich and firm as it awaits the day when the bride will cut it.

  • wedding-cake and wine were brought in, and it was Molly's duty to serve them out.

    Wives and Daughters Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • As for the wedding-cake which is built at Gunter's, it is a sight to see,—almost as big as Mont Blanc.

    The Art of Entertaining M. E. W. Sherwood
  • Yes, the almond on the top of wedding-cakes—her wedding-cake—it was exactly that smell.

    The Rubicon E. F. Benson
  • The bride should put the knife into the wedding-cake, and the butler should cut it up and hand it to the guests.

  • Rowe, in his Happy Village , says the wedding-cake now through the ring was led.

    Finger-Ring Lore William Jones
British Dictionary definitions for wedding-cake

wedding cake

a rich fruit cake, with one, two, or more tiers, covered with almond paste and decorated with royal icing, which is served at a wedding reception
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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