2014 70¢ Wedding Cake
The 2014 stamp covered the two-ounce rate, which is often required for wedding invitations and other oversize cards. The first Wedding Cake stamp was issued in 2009.
Over a quarter of all wedding costs are for catering: hors d’oeuvres, buffets, dinners, and desserts. The wedding cake, possibly a caterer’s most important task, surprisingly remains a relatively small expense in an otherwise costly event.
The cake, cake topper, and cutting fees quite often ring up under $600. The average cost per slice is about the same as at a restaurant. However, more involved recipes and elaborate decorating can easily increase even the smallest budget for a wedding cake.
Regardless of cost, it remains an important element of the festivities on a couple’s most important day.
The wedding cake pictured on this stamp was created and designed by Pastry chef Peter Brett. Renée Comet took the photograph.
70¢ Wedding Cake, issued to satisfy two-ounce rate
Issue Date: February 22, 2014
City: Mesa Arizona
Printed By: Banknote Corporation of America for Sennett Security Products
Printing Method: Lithographed in sheets of 200 with 10 panes of 20 per sheet.
Perforations: Serpentine Die Cut 10 3/4