The tradition of cake pulls dates to Victorian times. The bride would place tiny charms of fortune in the wedding cake for her friends. The ceremony was called the "cake pull" and is still practiced today, particularly thriving in the South.
The charms are attached to ribbons and placed inside the already baked cake. Chosen wedding party members & guests are invited by the happy couple to pull a charm from the cake before it is cut. Each charm tells a unique fortune or prediction for the future and is a sweet memento of the celebration.