In the years before Jell-O (1920sish) gelatin was a great show off food. In order to get gelatin, you need to eat a lot of meat, and for a long time, only wealthy people could eat a lot of meat. For someone to have a lot of gelatin molds showed that you had money.
Cakes were a common treat, the pyramid in the treats set were a typical wedding decoration. Those pyramids could get pretty high. I pity the kid who tried to snake a cake from the bottom.
And Cécile makes eight...and maybe room for one more.