Royal Wedding Cakes

Hard work: The project has left cake-maker Fiona Cairns exhausted but elated after working for five weeks on the project

Allow me to preface this with: I like cake. I eat cake. That being said, this blog post is about Royal Wedding cakes. The above picture is what Prince William and Kate’s cake looked like. I mean, The Duchess of Cambridge. Sorry, Catherine. No, your eyes do not deceive you. That cake is 8 tiers high! That’s A LOT of cake.

Recently in the news there was some sweet news about Royal Wedding cake. You can actually buy some.  This is a case of having your cake and eating it too, but am not sure you would want to.  No one eats living history. At least, I don’t anyway.  So, this is what I learned about Royal Wedding cake and how you can go about getting some. You are welcome.

FIVE slices of cake from the some of the previous royal weddings from the last 40 years are to go on sale at auction. That’s right. You better get down to that auction house. Like yesterday.  Here are the stats:

1. A slice of fruit cake from the wedding of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer from 1981 is expected to go for $2000.00

2. A similar slice (fruit cake) from Charles and Camilla’s wedding will fetch only $600.00. Kind of leaves a bitter taste in your mouth but some might say still worth it.

3. A slice of brandy-infused fruit cake from  Prince William to Kate Middleton is expected to sell at $800.00.

4. When Princess Anne got married (she is Prince William’s Aunt) in 1973 her cake was 5ft6in tall, the same height of the bride. Am guessing the cake is not fit for consumption. A slice of that cake will go for $600.00.  A slice of cake from the 1986 wedding of Fergie to Prince Andrew will go for a similar amount.

The cakes (or rather, slices) all come from the estate of Leonard Massey, a former chauffer to the Queen.  Guess he had his cake but could not eat it too.  Oh well. More for you.

Here is a picture of Diana’s cake. She was the People’s Princess. She clearly liked cake too.

Cheers Y’all

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2 comments

  1. Yvonne · June 7, 2015

    I think I’ll go and bake a cake. See ya later.

    • samdfb1 · June 7, 2015

      ha ha! Eat a piece for me (or 2) 😉

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