Dessert Forks

My daughter asked me about the history of the enlarged tine on a dessert fork.
I can’t find any information anywhere.
I even looked in the SD archives.
Any help would be appreciated.

Here’s a thread about why forks have different numbers of prongs and are curved. Nothing about enlarged tines, though.

I use the side of the fork to cut off little pieces of my cake.

Typing “pastry fork cutting tine” into leads to this letter to the editor of the Silver Magazine.
Among other things it’s about why salad forks are called salad forks, but: