Wedding cakes are a part of a long tradition that extends back to ancient Rome. In those days, bread would be broken over the bride’s head to bestow the couple with blessings of wealth and prosperity. In England during the middle ages, it was common to stack pastries as high as possible and try to have the bride and groom kiss over the stack without knocking it over. If they were successful, they would be granted a long and happy marriage. Today, wedding cakes represent the same things they always have, the couple’s union and their future prosperity together. But modern wedding cakes have come a long way in terms of construction and complexity. Of course, with these advancements comes higher prices. If you need help paying for your wedding, there may be wedding loans and wedding cake financing that you qualify for.