May 1, 2011

Let them eat cake! {the Royal Wedding Cake}

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Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cake was made by Fiona Cairns and her team. One of their wedding cakes, there were two! Cairns and her team made a traditional multi-tiered fruit cake covered in icing.
The fruit cake will be decorated with Prince William and Ms Middleton's new cipher, as well as the four flowers of the home nations – English rose, Scottish thistle, Welsh daffodil and Irish shamrock. Ms Middleton has asked for the design to feature around 16 different blooms and foliage, each with its own symbolic meaning, such as a bridal rose to indicate happiness, and the aptly named Sweet William, which means perfection and gallantry. (via
 The second cake was a favourite of Prince William, a chocolate biscuit based cake that sounds delicious. 
Oddly enough I too will have two cakes, a traditional fruit cake known as Colombian wedding cake or black cake because of the colour obviously. My second cake will be a multi-layered cake with icing, haven't chosen the flavour yet. 
As for Prince Williams' parents wedding cake, Prince Charles and Diana had 27 cakes made for their wedding. I just happened to have a picture of a layer of one of their cakes which is on display in a military museum in Toronto. Unfortunately, the picture is not that clear and I can't make out what it says on the top. Something about it being a present...

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