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Wedding Cake Decorations

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
These are four items used to decorate a wedding cake.
.1 A spray of white flowers with two green leaves with a covered wire stem
.2 A spray of six white flowers with a covered wire stem
.3 A spray of three silver-coloured leaves and five acorns on a covered stem and branches
.2 A silver shoe made from paper
Size
.1 W 5 cm. H 8 cm. .2 W 5 cm. H 5.5 cm. .3 W 6 cm. H 14 cm. .4 W 2 cm. H 7.5 cm.
Object Registration
002409
Historical information
These four items came from the wedding cake made for the 1942 wedding of Ena Todd and Jack Heazlewood. Mary Josephine (Ena) Todd was born in Warrnambool in 1920 and was a hairdresser at Josephine’s Salon in Warrnambool. When she married Jack Heazlewood he was a stoker on the H.M.A.S. Sydney. They later lived in Sydney. Wedding cakes today often continue to be decorated with items similar to these.
When Made
1942
Significance
These cake decorations are of interest as examples of wedding ornaments of the mid 20th century and as mementoes of the 1942 wedding of two Warrnambool residents, Ena Todd and Jack Heazlewood.
Last updated
19 Feb 2019 at 12:07PM