Wedding-cake

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wedding-cake a highly decorated cake served at a wedding, and also divided among absent friends
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Quotations

  • W. H. Auden
    W.%20H.%20Auden
    “My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “The most dangerous food to eat is a wedding cake.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. weddian, to engage, to marry (Ger. wetten, to wager)—wed, a pledge; Goth. wadi, Ger. wette, a bet.

Usage

In literature:

Heart alive, John, it's a wedding-cake!
"The Cricket on the Hearth" by Charles Dickens
Did you bring us some wedding cake?
"Just Patty" by Jean Webster
Don't you ever have any legitimate weddings with cake and rice and old shoes?
"The Four Pools Mystery" by Jean Webster
De keep de wedding cake fer three weeks befo' it was eat.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
The buds on the laurel, swollen and pink, looked like sugar decorations for wedding cakes.
"We Three" by Gouverneur Morris
It was going to be very dark and rich, something like a wedding-cake.
"If You Touch Them They Vanish" by Gouverneur Morris
Nor could he sell cakes or buns except at a wedding or funeral.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
There was wedding-cake and wine.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
I'll send you a bit of my wedding-cake.
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham
A wedding-cake costs a good deal to begin with; it is not particularly wholesome food.
"Little Folks (November 1884)" by Various
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In poetry:

The trees were sugared like wedding-cake
With a bright hoar frost, with a very cold snow,
When we went begging for Jesus' sake,
Penniless children, years ago.
"Legend" by Stephen Vincent Benet
She’d a wedding cake too - that comes to but few
‘Twas a bread-pudden shot with sultanas
Her wedding bouquet had been pawned for the day
So she carried a bunch of bananas.
"The Wedding That Never Was" by Billy Bennett
Lit like a two-tiered wedding cake
Carries its candles slowly off.
Now there is nothing much to look at.
Still nobody will move or speak —-
The bingo players, the players at love
On a square no bigger than a carpet
"On Deck" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Chelsea's wedding cake , a gluten-free masterpiece.
Like so many aspects of Chelsea Clinton's spectacular wedding Saturday, the cake was remarkable.
Keeping perspective is icing on the wedding cake .
Some in-store bakeries have had record wedding cake sales.
Kim Kardashian Copying Will and Kate's Wedding Cake.
Michele Coulon Dessertier specializes in original, creative wedding cakes but her culinary expertise also applies to making a delicious school lunch.
Donut Tower vs Wedding Cake.
DONUT TOWER vs WEDDING CAKE YAY OR NAY.
Wedding cakes employ tasty talents.
When it comes to creating a special wedding cake, you need more than flour, eggs and sugar.
Kids, weddings & cake Failing With Gusto .
She enjoyed crafts, sewing, and making wedding cakes.
Eight ways to cut the cost of the wedding cake.
Pioneer Wedding Stack Cake.
10 Pretty, Romantic Wedding Cakes.
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In science:

The LOFAR continuum surveys (R ¨ottgering 2010) follow the usual strategy of a “wedding cake” tiered survey.
Cosmological Measurements with Forthcoming Radio Continuum Surveys
In Ref. the width of the superfluid rings between the Mott plateaus in the density wedding cake structure of the trapped Bose-Hubbard model was shown to be related to the total entropy in the system.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
Then a wedding cake structure emerges with decreasing filling from the trap centre to the outer region.
Scaling property of the critical hopping parameters for the Bose-Hubbard model
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