Has Anyone Seen The Cake?

Decorating By sebrina Updated 2 May 2011 , 4:54pm by leah_s

sebrina Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 1:27pm
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I woke up this morning to pictures everywhere of William & Kate's wedding. Beautiful as they are, I really want to see the cake! Did they even have one?

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shaibaer Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 1:43pm
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The wedding cake and a chocolate biscuit cake will also be served at the Reception. The wedding cake, designed by Fiona Cairns, is made from 17 individual fruit cakes (12 of which form the base) and has eight tiers. The cake has been decorated with cream and white icing using the Joseph Lambeth technique. There are up to 900 individually iced flowers and leaves of 17 different varieties decorated on the cake. A garland design around the middle of the cake matches the architectural garlands decorated around the top of the Picture Gallery in Buckingham Palace, the room in which the cake will be displayed. The chocolate biscuit cake was created by Mcvities Cake Company using a Royal Family recipe at the special request of Prince William. PICTURE OF THE Mcvite Cake Here

During the course of the Reception, Governors-General and Prime Ministers of Realm Countries will be presented to The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and the Bridal Couple. The Reception will include the cutting of the wedding cake and some speeches.


The Joseph Lambeth Method is derived from a style of decorating that was popular in England where chefs and decorators would use intricate piping to create 3-D scrollwork, leaves, flowers, and other decorations on a cake. A cake decorated in the Lambeth Method and accented with fresh fruit or flowers is the wedding cake of choice for anyone who wants a traditional looking, elegant wedding cake.

Each of the 17 different flower designs on the official wedding cake has their own individual meaning according to the Language of Flowers. They include:

White Rose - National symbol of England

Daffodil National symbol of Wales, new beginnings

Shamrock National symbol of Ireland

Thistle National symbol of Scotland

Acorns, Oak Leaf Strength, endurance

Myrtle Love

Ivy Wedded Love, Marriage

Lily-of-the-Valley Sweetness, Humility

Rose (Bridal) Happiness, Love.

Sweet William Grant me one smile

Honeysuckle The Bond of Love

Apple Blossom Preference, Good Fortune

White Heather Protection, Wishes will come true

Jasmine (White) Amiability

Daisy Innocence, Beauty, Simplicity

Orange Blossom Marriage, Eternal Love, Fruitfulness

Lavender ardent attachment, devotion, success, and luck.

shaibaer Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 1:48pm
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CookieCrazy_grozzie11 Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 1:56pm
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Beautiful, thanks for posting and all the detail icon_smile.gif

FromScratchSF Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 2:08pm
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Pft. Is that all? I could do that in my sleep.


(I'm totally kidding, of course)


shaibaer Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 2:18pm
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The whole cake


Herekittykitty Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 2:20pm
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Sigh. Oh my. I think it is my favorite Royal wedding cake.

gbbaker Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 2:33pm
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It's stunning! Do you you think you could do that for $100. icon_lol.gifhat1.gif

imagenthatnj Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 2:36pm
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It's beautiful. I didn't have much hope for it to be like this after seeing the work of the decorator, and I'm pretty much surprised; but as Herekittykitty said, it might be my favorite royal wedding cake too.

PTBUGZY1 Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 2:36pm
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Amazing cake. So elegant and beautiful and yet not so over the top, love it.

So glad William had his cake to. I grew up having the McVite cake (mind not an elaborate cake).
Growing up in England we called the 'McVite cake' either 'Chocolate cake uncooked' or 'Chocolate concrete' (without the alcohol).
I now live in the USA and still make it on occasion, everyone loves it.

sebrina Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 2:38pm
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Thank you shaibaer!!!

I always hate to wait in anticipation to see some big celebrity wedding cake & it turn out to be disappointing. But NOT THIS TIME! THIS is a beauty. I love how simple & elegant it is. Ah, to be a princess... princess.gif Or just make her cake... icon_rolleyes.gif

pinky73 Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 2:47pm
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Well if that isn't my idea of the most glorious wedding cake, I don't know what is. I haven't gotten into the whole wedding watching thing but I'm a sucker for a pretty girl in a wedding gown.(Did it remind anyone else of Grace Kelly's gown?) Love it.
That cake is supurb...I can hardly frost a cupcake but I can still appreciate the incredible talent that produced that work of art. Gorgeous, just gorgeous.

aprilismaius Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 2:48pm
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this is so elegant! just like the rest of the wedding. i love the little touches of lambeth piping.

kakeladi Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 2:48pm
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As one other said, I think this is my favorite Royal wedding cake.
It's beautiful. I'm wondering now how those who were upset when that perticular baker was picked feel. I think they did a fabulous job on it.

mcdonald Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 2:53pm
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stunning cake!

emiyeric Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 3:24pm
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Originally Posted by gbbaker

It's stunning! Do you you think you could do that for $100. icon_lol.gifhat1.gif

HAHA!!! Also, Could I have one just like it, but I need it to serve 12 people?

imagenthatnj Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 3:32pm
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Recipe sounds pretty good. I might try it soon. I don't like fruitcake but this one has a tiny bit of tamarind concentrate and ginger and apple pie spice...so I might like it.

divinecc Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 3:37pm
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I love it, seems like Kate put a lot of thought into the meaning of the flowers and the design. Very beautiful, good job Fiona!

cakesbycathy Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 3:38pm
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Holy moly! The cake is just stunning!

sebrina Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 3:41pm
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Originally Posted by emiyeric

Originally Posted by gbbaker

It's stunning! Do you you think you could do that for $100. icon_lol.gifhat1.gif

HAHA!!! Also, Could I have one just like it, but I need it to serve 12 people?

BAHAHA!!! You guys are cracking me up!

Allie06 Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 3:51pm
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Dayti Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 4:12pm
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It's really lovely. I'm glad they stayed away from anything with pillars. Love the flowers and the piping, and the overall look of the cake is very balanced. Wish I had made it icon_biggrin.gif

Debi2 Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 4:18pm
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Here's a link to another great view of the Royal Wedding cake!


*you need to scroll to the bottom to see it (a view from the top of the cake)

Marianna46 Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 4:31pm
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I just can't get enough of this cake! I keep going back to the photos and every time I do, I find something new to ooh and aah about. What a lovely work of art!

Katiebelle74 Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 4:32pm
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It is sooo beautiful! I hope it brings back the elegance to wedding cakes and gets people away from the boring ribbon on the bottom rut. Love that her gown and cake both have lace work and lovely details yet not overdone.

CrumblesConfections Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 4:34pm
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I have 3 words: BEAU-TI-FUL!!! LOL

I didn't read all the details, but are all the tiers real? Probably so. Just wondering. I'm in total amazement. After all, you have to bring your A-game when you are doing a cake for the royals.

foodguy Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 4:42pm
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Now THATS what a wedding cake should look like!

beck30 Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 4:54pm
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eatCakes Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 5:00pm
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It's absolutely stunning.

It bothers me that The British Monarchy's Flickr page has Joseph Lambert instead of Joseph Lambeth though, haha! icon_smile.gif

kkswmmr114 Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 5:04pm
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I wish I had piping skills like that!! It's gorgeous!!

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