Oh, the anticipation… I am sure I don’t need to tell you that we at Lindy’s HQ can’t wait to see the Royal Wedding Cake, or should I say cakes! Prince William and Catherine Middleton have each chosen a cake for their big day. A traditional wedding cake will sit alongside the fun, more informal cake. The ‘Groom’ cake idea, which is the second cake often fun and not traditional, has been around since Victorian times. In America this two cake idea is very popular today and who knows perhaps the ‘Groom’ cake will suddenly become a new cake trend here in the UK, watch this space.
The British cake designer and baker ‘Fiona Cairns’ has been chosen to create the ‘traditional’ cake and has been the hot topic of conversation in the cake world. With 25 years of cake designing and making, experience Fiona will certainly be drawing on this knowledge to create a truly special cake for this auspicious occasion. What an honour. Fiona has been speaking to the press about the cake and so far this is what we know: The cake will be traditional & multi-tiered. There will be sugar flowers and fresh fruit, piping detail, lattice work and scrolling. There will be flowers that represent the four nations Britain – Rose, Wales – Daffodil, Scotland – Thistle and Ireland’s Shamrock, as well as other symbolic decorations. The couple’s initials will be entwined on the cake as will their newly created Royal Cypher. We also understand that the cake will be predominantly white. Expect this cake to be elegantly decorated and very very pretty!
In contrast, the ‘fun’ cake will be made with biscuits and chocolate. Prince William has asked British bakers McVitie’s to make a cake containing ‘Rich Tea’ biscuits and chocolate! Nostalgic and Yum! I wonder what shape it will be? This is a lovely ‘nod’ to the fact that Prince William and Kate Middleton are a young, fun couple and have remained refreshingly down to earth despite the enormity of what is about to happen on Friday and indeed to their lives beyond that day. Ponder that…in the meantime, we anxiously await the first pictures of the Royal Wedding Cake!