Jacqueline Bouvier & John F. KennedyBettmann / Getty
Then-senator John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier brought American royalty together with their Rhode Island wedding, and cut into a traditional and elegant (quintessential Jackie style) five-tier wedding cake.
Elizabeth Taylor & Conrad Hilton Jr.Bettmann / Getty
In 1950 Elizabeth Taylor married her first husband, Conrad Hilton Jr. (yes, of Hilton Hotels) at Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles. It was the Hollywood social event of the year—and the cake didn’t disappoint.
Priscilla Ann Beaulieu & Elvis PresleyBettmann / Getty
Priscilla Ann Beaulieu and Elvis Presley tied the knot at a 9 a.m. civil ceremony and followed it with a private breakfast reception—don’t worry, there was still dessert. The newlyweds cut into a cake that was made to the tune of $3,200 (roughly equivalent to $23,000 today).
Mia Farrow & Frank SinatraBettmann / Getty
In their 1996 Las Vegas wedding, Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra had a humble three tier confection with a “best wishes” note written on it in light blue icing.
Pattie Boyd & George HarrisonBettmann / Getty
Pattie Boyd and George Harrison met while filming A Hard Day’s Night. The model and the Beatles’ lead guitarist later married in a quick seven-minute ceremony followed by a reception thrown at Harrison’s home. The humble cake fit in perfectly.
Judy Garland & Vincente MinnelliKeystone / Stringer
Maybe it was because it was her second marriage, but Judy Garland’s wedding cake when she married director Vincente Minnelli was simple and sweet.
Lucille Ball & Desi ArnazBettmann / Getty
For their 13th wedding anniversary, Desi Arnaz planned a surprise party for Lucille Ball and their family and friends. There was even a four-tier cake fit for a wedding.
Rita Hayworth & Prince Aly KhanBettmann / Getty
After her marriage to Orsen Wells ended, Rita Hayworth married Prince Aly Khan in 1949 outside of Cannes, France.
Princess Elizabeth & Prince PhillipJ. A. Hampton / Stringer
Look familiar? This cake was made for Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh for their royal nuptials in 1947 (The Crown, anyone?). It only had four tiers, but it was a whole nine feet tall thanks to those columns.
Eunice Mary Kennedy & Robert Sargent Shriver Jr.New York Daily News Archive / Getty
Eunice Mary Kennedy and Robert Sargent Shriver Jr. had a cake so tall they needed a step stool to reach the top of it. Seems fitting for a Kennedy soiree, right?