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The Royal Wedding cakes! [photos]

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on May 3rd, 2011 1 comment

No wedding is complete without a wedding cake. And Kate and William’s royal bash certainly was not an exception; they even had two wedding cakes!

After the couple tied the knot in Westminster Abbey on Friday 29 April, the royal shindig back at Buckingham Palace – they apparently served canapés instead of having a sit-down dinner – the guests were treated to two wedding cakes: one traditional fruit cake and a chocolate biscuit cake.

Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The magnificent eight-tiered fruit cake made by Fiona Cairns took centre stage at the Buckingham Palace reception. Covered in cream and white icing and decorated with up to 900 delicate sugar-paste flowers, the masterpiece took five weeks to make, the Daily Mail writes.

Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are big fans of Cairns’ fruit cakes, so they must have immediately know who they were going to ask to be official cake maker.

Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Royal bride Catherine, who is already showing the world she has her own visions, knew exactly what she wanted and provided Ms Cairns with detailed instructions of the blooms and foliage seen on the cake.

Photo: Clarence House/PA Wire

Guests were also treated to a McVities chocolate biscuit cake made from a Royal Family recipe that was specially requested by Prince William.

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