The height of wedding season may be coming to a close but plenty of people across the country will be savoring sweet memories of their special day for years to come.
The sweetest memory at most weddings is usually the classic cake that comes at the end of the feast. But how did the tradition of serving something sugary become synonymous with celebrating lifelong love?
Early historic records of unions explain that pieces of grain were thrown at weddings to inspire fertility in the newlywed couple. As time passed, the art of throwing grain was transformed by Ancient Romans into baking those grains into bread and eventually, in 100 B.C., into small, sweet cakes.