- highly ornate or overly elaborate: wedding-cake architecture.
Origin of wedding-cake
First recorded in 1875–80
- 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
First recorded in 1640–50
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Examples from the Web for wedding-cake
He would be saying, "I will eat my wedding-cake and keep it."Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
It was going to be very dark and rich, something like a wedding-cake.If You Touch Them They Vanish
"Well, a wedding-cake's the next thing after the bride," she answered.
That wedding-cake took the tart away from anything I've ever seen.
But the Norwegian wedding-cake was the pride of its nation, amongst them all.The Retrospect
- 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
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