The Royal Wedding Cake

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If you’re going ga-ga over the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton (I know my entire family is!), then you’ll be pleased to know that more wedding details have been revealed.  Fiona Cairns, cake designer, has let some info slip about the royal wedding cake! Keep reading to find out what it’s going to be like!

First thing’s first- what kind of cake will it be?  Cairns, who has made cakes for Bono and Paul McCartney, revealed that Kate requested a fruitcake for the wedding. A bit of a strange choice, I think.   It’s a little too Christmas-y for my taste, but it’s not my wedding!

Cairns describes the look of the cake as “traditional with a modern twist.”  It will be cream and white with floral decorations.  Here are some of the decorations we can expect:

-bridal roses for happiness
-oak leaves and acorns for strength and endurance
-sweet William flowers for…well, William

William will also have a groom’s cake made from McVitties chocolate cookies.  Supposedly, this cake is a specialty of Buckingham Palace and William grew up eating it.  The man who’s making the groom’s cake is sworn to secrecy- no sharing the recipe!

The cakes with both be big enough to feed all 600+ guests (who wants to bet that most people bring their cake home with them, stick it in the fridge, and sell it for $10,000 in 20 years?)  I’m sure both cakes will be absolutely beautiful, because if they’re not, I’m certain the royals will have something to say about it!

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  • Suzy

    I think eating fruitcake in England is more common than it is here in the U.S. It may be served with afternoon tea rather than just at Christmas time.

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