On 19th May, a long-awaited Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding finally happened.
People were stunned by the gorgeous wedding dress, touched by the priest’s speech, and melted over how cute Prince George and Princess Charlotte looked. But there is one more thing we need to talk about – the wedding cake!
Royal cakes have considerably changed in size through history, but their appearance is still breathtaking. So let’s take a look at the most glamorous and delicious creations.
1. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip
The Queen and Prince Philip wedded in November 20, 1947. They had a showstopper four-tier cake, which was towering 9 ft. tall and weighed no less than 500 lbs. Created by McVitie and Price Ltd., the giant delicious beauty was decorated with scenes from the couple’s lives.
2. Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson
Despite the heartbreaking end of the marriage that lasted 10 years, spirits were high on the big day that took place on July 23, 1986. Prince Andrew and Duchess Sarah served their guests a stunning 5½-ft. marzipan and rum-soaked cake. The beautiful treat was prepared at the navy supply school HMS Raleigh and was made of 15 different ingredients. It was so big, it could be cut into 2,000 slices.
3. Prince Charles and Princess Diana
The couple, who wedded on July 29, 1981, had one official cake, made by chef David Avery of the Royal Naval Cookery School. It was 5 feet high and decorated with Prince Charles and his family’s royal coat of arms, the couple’s first initials, and beautiful flowers, including roses and lilies of the valley. Other tasty goodies were donated by the royal watchers.
4. Prince William and Kate Middleton
The couple had not one but two wedding cakes at their wedding on April 29, 2011. Kate and William served their official wedding cake - an eight-tier fruitcake with floral decorations created by baker Fiona Cairns - as well as chocolate-cookie cake by McVitie’s Cake Company that was made by the groom’s request.
5. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose a modern creation with a simple, floral design. A baker Claire Ptak had the honor to make the confection, which had lemon sponge drizzled with elderflower syrup and topped with an Amalfi lemon curd. It took 5 days and 7 bakers in total to bake and decorate each tier of the cake. The tasty piece of art was made out of three individual cakes and decorated with 150 flowers, including peonies and roses.
There is another royal wedding cake ahead of us. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's wedding will take place on 12th of October this year. We are looking forward to seeing what kind of stunning deliciousness will be created for their big day!
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