The much anticipated wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is only days away and the question on everyone’s lips, apart from the dress, is what will the wedding cake look like?
The couple have commissioned Claire Ptak, of the London based Violet Bakery, to create a modern cake that will step away from the traditional, as Harry so often does. The cake is reported to be a lemon elderflower cake, with buttercream frosting and decorated with fresh flowers. We can’t wait to see the finished result and how they display it!
But wait we must, for a few more days at least! So to get us in the mood, we thought that now would be the perfect time to look back and remind ourselves of the royal wedding cakes of the past.
Prince William and Kate
The popular couple kept close to tradition with a multi-tiered fruit cake, decorated in edible flowers. The English Rose, Scottish Thistle, Welsh Daffodil and Irish Shamrock were all represented on the exquisite cake. However, there was a fun twist to the wedding cake selection, with a chocolate biscuit cake made by McVities!
Prince Charles and Camilla
This royal wedding cake was made with only four weeks notice, by a cake maker in Lincolnshire back in 2005. The cake weighed an incredible 17 stone, contained 20 bottles of brandy and took 130 hours to decorate.
Prince Charles and Diana
At 5 feet high and weighing in at 18 stone, their cake was a traditional fruit cake with a cream cheese frosting. The cake was made by the Head Baker of the armed forces, David Avery.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip
An ornate and wonderfully detailed creation, the young Queen’s cake was 9 feet tall and adorned with intricately carved cathedral-like designs.
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
It was said at the time that this royal wedding cake was made from ‘exquisite ingredients, mixed together into delightful harmony.’ The 300 pound cake was covered with pure sugar and topped with a figure of Britannia acting out the blessing the bride and groom.
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