Read the text and complete the chart below with a word from the list that comes after the text. Every word can only be used ONCE. There are NINE words that you do not need to use. Question 0 has been answered as an example.
ALL ABOUT CUTTING THE CAKE
The wedding cake has always been replete 0) __________ symbolism. It is from Roman times 1) __________ the tradition of breaking the cake over the bride’s head dates back to. Customs evolve with the times, and today the ceremonial cutting of the wedding cake has 2) __________ one of the classic elements of the wedding reception. In addition to providing a great photo opportunity, it is symbolic 3) __________ the first task the newlyweds execute together. In truth, the practice of the bride and groom cutting the cake together was 4) __________ of pure necessity. As cakes went from simple pastries to elaborate, multi-tiered extravaganzas, it became virtually impossible for the bride to cut the cake alone. She needed her new husband’s muscle to help cut through the stiff layers of frosting. While today’s wedding cakes have become 5) __________ easier to maneuver, the bride and groom still cut the cake together simply for the love of tradition.
Because the cutting ceremony places so much focus 6) __________ the wedding cake, many brides are opting for antique or classic bride and groom cake tops, as well as Victorian cake charms for luck and good fortune. The charms have made a 7) __________ in the most romantic modern weddings. Topping the cake with fresh flowers or a special religious symbol are all wonderful alternatives to those 8) __________ bride and groom figures. However, there is no limit when it 9) __________ to cake decor. When it is time to cut the cake, elegant silver plated cake knives and servers make the ritual even more enjoyable and stylish.
It probably hasn’t occurred to you that there would be 10) __________ challenge in cutting a cake — after all, it’s something you’ve done many times before, at birthday parties, or entertaining. Still, check with your cake baker or caterer to see if there are any special slicing instructions for the first cut.
Adapted from: https://www.theknot.com/content/cutting-the-cake
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