Many wedding traditions are linked with superstitions from long ago, and the wedding cake is no different. Before there was cake as we know it, the wedding cake took on the form of unsweetened bread. In medieval times, this bread was made from wheat flour and water and was thrown at the bride during the ceremony to encourage fertility.
Brides Pie." It was a mince or mutton pie made with sweetbreads. Just to be clear, sweetbreads are not sweet. It's a name given to organ meat that comes from the thymus gland and pancreas. Each pie contained a glass ring and it, and the lady who found the ring in her piece of pie was believed to be the next to marry.
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