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Prince William and Kate Middleton's Wedding Cake Detail

Royal Wedding Cake Details Revealed!

One month before their nuptials are set to take place, the world is abuzz with curiosity about details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding. Today we've learned what their regal wedding cakes will look like. Kate has chosen a fruitcake to be the main wedding cake — perhaps an odd choice in America, but a traditional one across the pond. Its designer will be Fiona Cairns, a well-respected cake creator known for her bold designs. Although further details of the cake "will be a surprise," says Cairns, we do know this: It'll be tall and tiered, and covered in cream-and-white decorative flowers that not only mimic the architecture of Buckingham Palace but also each represent something meaningful. For instance, the cake will include roses for England, shamrocks for Ireland, acorns for strength, and sweet William flowers as well.

Just like at Prince Charles's and Princess Diana's wedding, pieces of the cake will be cut up and put into little boxes. Because of fruitcake's density, the dessert will stand the test of time, serving as a memoir for the 600 guests. As for William? He'll buck tradition with a groom's cake, a top-secret royal family chocolate cake recipe that's made out of McVitie's biscuits, a digestive biscuit enjoyed at tea.

Although both sound incredible, I'd spring for William's in a heartbeat. Which cake would you rather eat?

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Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 6 years
lady penelope, really? I'd love to know how it tastes different.
DeberaH DeberaH 6 years
My Mom made the best fruit cake ever. She would make it then wrap it in cheese cloth. Once a month she would lovingly take out the fruit cake unwrap it and pour good brandy over it then cover it again until the following month. This is done for one year. Finally at Christmas it was time to eat the fruit cake. She entered the cake into the Maryland State Fair and it not only won first place but also the title of State Cake for that year which was during the 70's. If it is made this way I say kudo's on the fruit cake.
joansullivan joansullivan 6 years
My parent's street are having a party for the royal wedding on the 29th April (any excuse for a party that lot!) I have said that I will make a cake for it as I love baking, however I have no idea what to do for decoration. I was thinking about two figures for it, but that's all I can think of. Does anyone have any different ideas? It will probably be a sponge cake or something similar, not fruit as a couple of the people are allergic to some stuff in fruit cakes.
limelindsey limelindsey 6 years
William's sounds more delicious! @Keis, I saw a video yesterday that showed how they make the cake. It's not chocolate digestives, but vanilla/shortbread ones, chopped up and then mixed into a chocolate batter. The cake isn't baked, it gets put in the freezer and then sliced before serving. I have to say, it looks pretty amazing. Sort of like fudge with cookie bits inside.
jesikah85 jesikah85 6 years
I agree, I would much rather try Williams! That is so cool that the guests get to take home a piece of the cake!!
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