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Royal Wedding cake details revealed

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on March 30th, 2011 2 comments

Kate Middleton will definitely have her cake and eat it too. In break with tradition, the royal bride-to-be has opted to have two wedding cakes at her wedding to Prince William on 29th April. According to Hellomagazine, Kate is sharing her sweetness and is having one multi-tiered fruit cake made by Leicestershire based baker Fiona Cairns, as well as a groom’s cake based on a childhood favourite of Prince William. What is his favourite you ask? Apparently it’s an unbaked chocolate biscuit creation made with McVitie’s according to a secret royal recipe.

Fruit cake is a traditional choice for British brides – and is said to be a favourite of the royal couple – and will contain a spot of Brandy for the enjoyment of the fortunate guests. The cake will be decorated with white frosting and the flowers of the four home nations.

Ms Cairns, 56, whose sweet treats are sold in Harrods, Selfridges and Waitrose, was contacted by William’s office in February and asked if she would make the couple’s wedding cake, which she agreed to do.

She added: “I couldn’t believe it, I’m very excited, very daunted and very privileged – a mixture of emotions.

“It’s multi-tiered, doesn’t have colour – it’s cream and white (icing) – and it’s a traditional cake but also quite delicate and modern, all the tiers will have a different theme.”

Kate is said to have been guiding the design of the cake from the beginning, which leads us to believe that she’ll be the same with her wedding dress.

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