Definition of wedding cake in English:

wedding cake

noun

  • 1A rich iced cake, typically in two or more tiers, served at a wedding reception.

    • ‘Gay marriage was such a novel idea that the cover image of a wedding cake with two little grooms on top wasn't even a deadening cliché.’
    • ‘If the venue can't offer you a discount for excluding it and serving wedding cake instead, consider ordering a smaller wedding cake.’
    • ‘She will marry Neil, 23, at St Andrew's Church in Wanborough, and has already chosen the wedding cake and flowers.’
    • ‘The wedding cake is symbolic of the sweetness of new love.’
    • ‘Another casualty of the day was the wedding cake.’
    • ‘The wedding cake has three-tiers and two miniature models of Nicola and Charlie, who is holding a rugby ball and wearing a kilt, as he originally comes from Aberdeen.’
    • ‘She nodded as she held a box that had a piece of their wedding cake.’
    • ‘I definitely won't look like that flawless female figurine perched on the wedding cake.’
    • ‘The whole celebration was topped off with a five-tier wedding cake.’
    • ‘The ceremony is followed by an elaborate dinner with multiple speeches and the formal cutting of a Western-style wedding cake.’
    • ‘I also ordered a small replica of our wedding cake, which we had last night.’
    • ‘The wedding cake had five tiers, with green garlands and purple flowers spiraling towards a gazebo at the top enclosing a dancing couple.’
    • ‘The top tier of our wedding cake remains in the freezer back home.’
    • ‘The couple can enjoy a complimentary wedding cake and dinner for them both and the morning after; champagne will be sent up to their room.’
    • ‘In Britain, the most prominent single food item associated with a wedding is the wedding cake.’
    • ‘Next on the list is a wedding cake, we've got something special in mind, we just need to find someone who can make it.’
    • ‘At the wedding reception at Redlynch, near Salisbury, the couple cut the wedding cake which was decorated with a Great Bustard.’
    • ‘The last wedding cake they designed had rugby logos.’
    • ‘After the meal, the wedding cake is cut and served to the guests.’
    • ‘Both staff and residents alike enjoyed a sample of the tier of the wedding cake which was a rich fruit cake.’
    • ‘The food was excellent, but we were kissing each other so much that we barely had any food; however we did manage to eat some of our wedding cake.’
    1. 1.1[as modifier] Denoting a building or architectural style that is very decorative or ornate.
      ‘a wedding-cake mansion’
      • ‘Take the number 36 bus 7km along the coast to Miramare, the wedding-cake castle commissioned by poor old Maximilian, younger brother of Emperor Franz Josef and briefly (thanks to Napoleon) Emperor of Mexico.’
      • ‘At 234.5 metres it is the highest building in Poland, but many Poles have reservations about it - for this was a ‘gift’ from the Soviets, and is built in the wedding-cake style of Stalin's buildings in Moscow.’
      • ‘The main square and the wedding-cake façade of the baroque town hall have been given a face-lift.’
      • ‘Everywhere you turn, there are wonderful buildings: my favourite is the great wedding-cake edifice that towers over Cibeles Square, which turns out, surprisingly, to be the post office.’
      • ‘‘There's something very special about old wedding-cake theatres,’ she says.’
      • ‘Located right across from San Sebastian beach, it has a wedding-cake façade and an Art Deco interior.’
      • ‘For example, when I was pregnant with Oliver, a woman who lives in a huge wedding-cake mansion on the other side of the garden called to congratulate me.’
      ornate, fancy, very elaborate, curlicued, over-elaborate, extravagant, baroque, fussy, busy, ostentatious, showy, wedding-cake, gingerbread
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Pronunciation:

wedding cake

/ˈwɛdɪŋ ˌkeɪk/