What are wedding Cake Charms?

Like Christmas puddings, there was a custom of baking charms (symbolic trinkets) into wedding cakes, but guests need to be warned of this to avoid choking or injury. Probably for both hygiene and safety, this was replaced with a ribbon surrounding the cake so that the charms can readily and easily be removed without risk. There are ten traditional cake charms:

    1. Anchor, airplane, car or carriage, for travel & adventure
    2. Clover or Horseshoe for good luck
    3. Flower for new love
    4. Heart for true love
    5. Highchair for the arrival of children
    6. Purse for wealth
    7. Ring for the engagement
    8. Rocking Chair for long life
    9. Wedding bells for the marriage
    10. Wishing Well so that all dreams & wishes may come true

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