Definitions

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  • n. Rich or highly ornamented cake, to be distributed to the guests at a wedding, or sent to friends after the wedding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Rich or highly ornamented cake, to be distributed to the guests at a wedding, or sent to friends after the wedding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as wedding-cake.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a rich cake with two or more tiers and covered with frosting and decorations; served at a wedding reception

Etymologies

bride +‎ cake (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He could only bake bridecake for which I may state no materials were to be had.

    When Brides Have No Budget (Or Taste)

  • Such a cake was commonly brought in at the end of a marriage feast; and hence the bridecake of modern times has taken its origin, though the result of eating this is rather to provoke dyspepsia than to prevent it.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • She had a hand in the compounding of almost every bridecake, and had been known to often leave houses of feasting, to prepare weary earth-worn travellers for their final place of rest.

    The Garies and Their Friends

  • It is the convoluted road that ends in a bridecake or a cucumber frame.

    Art

  • The modern wedding breakfast, with its bridecake, is a survival from a very ancient mode of solemnizing the closest tie of all; and when Proserpine tasted a pomegranate she partook of a fruit of a specially symbolic character to signify acceptance of her new destiny as her captor's wife.

    The Science of Fairy Tales An Inquiry into Fairy Mythology

  • I would fain that it were possible, having a regard to truth, to round off this little story prettily by telling how in a glade of "The Glen" after the demolition of the bridecake, Miss Priest and the captain "squared matters," were duly married and lived happily ever after, as the story-books say.

    Camps, Quarters, and Casual Places

  • She kept the bridecake, and enclosed to the gallant captain Gosslett's bill for the dozen of simkin that excellent firm had sent in to wash it down wherewithal.

    Camps, Quarters, and Casual Places

  • But the bridecake was upon him as the Philistines upon Samson; and the question was, what the devil to do with it?

    Camps, Quarters, and Casual Places

  • He would give a picnic at which the bogey bridecake should figure conspicuously, and then be laid finally by the process of demolition.

    Camps, Quarters, and Casual Places

  • There was no marriage-bell yet all went merry as a marriage-bell, which is occasionally rather a sombre tintinnabulation; and the _débris_ of the bridecake finally fell to the sweeper.

    Camps, Quarters, and Casual Places

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  • I LOVED that book!!! I also really want that recipie. :D

    January 23, 2008

  • From Pat of Silver Bush by L.M. Montgomery 1933 -
    "Pat and Judy were up to their eyes in baking and favourite recipes were hunted up...recipes that had not been used for years because they took so many eggs. The traditional Silver Bush bridecake alone required three dozen eggs."

    January 23, 2008