Wedding cakes come in all shapes and sizes and are a deeply personal choice.

The wedding cakes we see today are usually more elaborate versions of the ones our great-grandparents had at their weddings a century ago.

This video from shows exactly how wedding cakes have changed over the last 100 years.

In 1916, wedding cakes were fairly simple with a few flowers to decorate them. As each decade passes, you can see how they have grown in height and width.

The 1980s example is particularly over the top, with multiple tiers and multiple bases. When I was a child in the 1980s, I remember seeing a cake like this at a wedding and it gave me serious goals for adulthood.  My tastes have changed a bit, I think it looks a bit OTT now.

The neon example given as the current trend of wedding cake seems a little puzzling as that’s not really the sort of cake I tend to see at weddings or on Pinterest or blowing up my Instagram feed.



Top image: Flickr/Mon Amour