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Original Victorian Cake Topper dating to the late 1800's.

Victorian & Edwardian Wedding Cake Topper



     During the Victorian & Edwardian Era the motif of Clasping or Shaking of Hands depicted many things. Signifying Friendship, Love, Courtship, Well Wishes, Greetings, etc. During this period the ornamentation of Hands could be found on just about everything you could think of. They were found on Greeting cards, Calling cards, Trade cards, Door knockers, Pins, Brooches, even grave markers, and much, much more.  

     Victorian's used the design of Clasping Hands to adorn their Wedding Cakes as well. The Wedding Cake Topper consisted of two hands made from wax. They were placed facing each other atop the cake. The thumbs could either be touching or slightly askew. The clasping hands represented the joining together the Bride & Groom. The Bride's hand usually had lace & flowers while the Groom's hand had a sleeve. The lovely gesture of two hands coming together first in Friendship followed by Courtship and ending in Forever Love had a special significance then and is just as lovely today.  

         A Wedding Tradition has recreated this lovely "Clasping Hands" Wedding Cake Topper. Each wax hand is entirely handmade. So if you are looking for that truly unique Wedding Cake Topper please take a look at our pieces.   

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Victorian Era was during the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901.

Edwardian  period was during the Reign of King Edward VII from 1901 to 1910




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