A Cake for Will and Kate: Royal Wedding Cakes
Prince William and Kate Middleton are set to tie the knot in a royal wedding on April 29th, 2011, just a few short weeks away. Of course there is speculation about the dress, the lack of carriage that will escort Kate Middleton to Westminster Abbey and, of course, the lack of a wedding band that Prince William plans to wear after he is wed.
With so much talk about how the Prince and his bride-to-be set out to do things their own way, it is no surprise that this has come over into the speculation on what sort of cake the couple will have at the gala.
Breaking royal tradition, Prince William did request to have a groom's cake, which is to be made of "1,700 broken biscuits" of the McVitie's variety and chocolate. It is said to have been a favorite of the prince when he was young.
Royal wedding cakes have long been tall and extravagant. Prince Charles and Lady Diana had a five-tiered beauty with the Windsor royal coat of arms emblazoned on the sides in marzipan. The cake stood over five feet tall, and was a traditional fruit cake.
I suppose, seeing as how Kate Middleton wears the ring once given to Lady Diana by Prince Charles, that a nod to the Princess of Wales in the cake department would also be appropriate, and cake designer Fiona Cairnshas posed with some of the traditional-looking decorations that will adorn the happy couple's cake. She described the white and cream cake as, "quite traditional, but with a modern design." Additionally, it was reported that Will and Kate will also have a traditional fruit cake for their wedding.
As someone who never had a wedding cake, I find the cake craziness to be entertaining. (We opted for root beer kegs and ice cream to make floats on the lawn of the mansion our reception was at.) What kind of cake did you have for your wedding, and will you be tuning in for the royal wedding on April 29th?