Home Wedding Day Pins Most popular in the South, especially around New Orleans, the Cake Pull gets its roots from an old Victorian tradition of “ribbon pulling.” In those days, charms of luck and good fortune were placed into the wedding cake by the bride for her single friends. Nowadays, bakers place sterling silver charms with specific meanings inside the bottom layer of the bride’s cake, and all the single ladies are given the opportunity to pull a charm from the cake (a ceremony called the “ribbon pull”) CUTE!!!