Has Anyone Seen The Cake?

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

FromScratchSF Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 5:05pm
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As pretty as the main cake is, did you all see the groom's cake? Now THAT'S what I'm talkin about icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.flickr.com/photos/britishmonarchy/5669641692/in/set-72157626482581411/

Jen

hellie0h Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 5:12pm
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Elegant, and like someone else said, nice to see beautiful piping instead of ribbon. This will probably start a new trend for future brides. Got to add: Kate and her dress were stunning.

susie1 Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 5:17pm
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The cake is just as stunning as the bride.

Karen421 Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 5:25pm
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They are both just stunning, elegant and gorgeous! thumbs_up.gificon_lol.gif

Cindy619 Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 5:42pm
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I loved the cake! The close-up shots are just so beautiful! Did anyone find out how many people worked on the cake and how many hours were put into it (especially because they made two of them!!!)? Just curious!

CrumblesConfections Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 5:50pm
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I think what I'm more curious to know is: were the cakes donated by the baker or did they charge for them?

imagenthatnj Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 5:54pm
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Originally Posted by Cindy619

I loved the cake! The close-up shots are just so beautiful! Did anyone find out how many people worked on the cake and how many hours were put into it (especially because they made two of them!!!)? Just curious!




Chocolate cake was not made by Fiona Cairns. The other baker was working with a family recipe, so he was mum about everything.

Fiona Cairns did release a lot of info, including the recipe, but I'm not sure I've seen how many people worked on it or how long it took.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/Royal_Wedding/royal-wedding-cake-recipe-pastry-chef-fiona-cairns/story?id=13459548&page=1

sweetflowers Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 5:54pm
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It's totally stunning. I love the flowers and the piping work. But I don't see the Lambeth style represented in the 'scrolls, flowers, leaves', etc. I see extension work and lots of drop strings. I guess my old eyes just can't see it well enough. If there are touches here an there, they weren't on any of the close ups so I can't see it. Since I do a lot of Lambeth, I sure would like to!!

FromScratchSF Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 5:55pm
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Am I the only one that though her dress looked like something from David's Bridals? Not that it was ugly or anything, but it just wasn't the heart-stopping OMG I was expecting. Was very plain.

I'm probably the only one since everything I'm reading is gushing over her and it. Oh well. I can be solo icon_biggrin.gif

snowboarder Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 5:58pm
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Pippa's dress is more the style I thought she'd go for.

sebrina Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 6:16pm
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Originally Posted by FromScratchSF

Not that it was ugly or anything, but it just wasn't the heart-stopping OMG I was expecting. Was very plain.




I know. It wasn't what I would have thought of for a royal wedding. But I liked the simpleness of the gown. I thought it really said something about who she is & where she came from. She wasn't accustom to glitz & glamor, so she didn't wear it. I thought it was still romantic.
Of course if it was my daughter on the other hand, the gown would have been bling from head to train! LOL!

Amberwaves Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 6:22pm
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I did not follow the wedding or anything, but that cake is absolutely beautiful! Elegant, exquisite and just perfect for royalty without all the gaudy that you see so much of with celebrities nowadays. How amazing she didn't feel like she had to have every bell, whistle and rhinestone hanging on it! Even the bouquet she carried was so much smaller than I see most brides carry at everyday weddings.

I LOVE how Kate is understated and traditional--what a breath of fresh air.

imagenthatnj Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 6:24pm
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I was expecting heart-stopping, too, and I didn't get it. But reading the descriptions of the kind of work that went into it, it must have been an amazing dress.

"French Chantilly lace was combined with English Cluny lace to be hand-worked in the Carrickmacross needlework tradition which originated in Ireland in the 1820s. The workers washed their hands every 30 minutes to keep the lace and threads pristine, and the needles were renewed every three hours to keep them sharp and clean."

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/alltherage/2011/04/after-weeks-of-speculation-that-at-times-has-verged-on-the-absurd-we-now-know-that-kate-middleton-has-chose-a-wedding-gown.html

ChristineCMC Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 6:24pm
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this is so elegant! just like the rest of the wedding. i love the little touches of lambeth piping.




I agree thumbs_up.gif

shaibaer Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 6:28pm
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I loved her dress. I think Kate was VERY aware of people in the aristocracy/British press who were looking for ANY "garishness" in the day to tear her down with, kwim? If she went with something very frou frou and over the top, like Diana's dress, They would have said "Look how COMMON she is, dressing over the top... we just knew she couldn't handle being a royal.... She'll be such an embarrasment"

She had to tread a very thin line and basically show all the nay sayers how she's going to be for THE REST OF HER LIFE!

snowboarder Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 6:29pm
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reading the descriptions of the kind of work that went into it, it must have been an amazing dress.




I'd love to see the needlework up close. I can't imagine the hours it took to do all that by hand.

pugmama1 Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 6:42pm
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I loved her dress! It was elegant and so appropriate for the occasion and the venue. When you look at her you are constantly drawn to her face and not the dress- the way it should be.

keonicakes Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 6:45pm
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Ithought everything about the dress, make-up, etc. was perfect. Simple understated elegance. I thought she would have more sparkle, but so tasteful and classic. At least she won't be crying over her dress as did Princess Diana. She hated her dress.
The cake is so beautiful and elegant too. Incredible work they did on it.

Rosie2 Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 6:45pm
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Wow, amazing cake!!!

JGMB Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 6:54pm
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I'm taking a Lambeth class in July, but I warned my husband NOT to expect that calibre of work from me! icon_redface.gif

(Notice how I spelled "calibre" the British way in "honour" of today's events.) icon_wink.gif

Marianna46 Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 7:29pm
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And weah sew grateful for thaht, dearie. Cheerio!

FlourPots Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 7:33pm
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Originally Posted by FromScratchSF

Am I the only one that though her dress looked like something from David's Bridals? Not that it was ugly or anything, but it just wasn't the heart-stopping OMG I was expecting. Was very plain.

I'm probably the only one since everything I'm reading is gushing over her and it. Oh well. I can be solo icon_biggrin.gif





I'm with you...
The dress was ok, but not grand enough...the bottom was heavy, it needed lace or tulle or something instead of all the thick panels.
I didn't like the veil at all, her bouquet was too small, and her hair and makeup wasn't much different than her everyday look.

What the hell was up with all those bizarre hats http://www.people.com/people/package/gallery/0,,20395222_20485864,00.html

The cake, however, exceeded my expectations!

imagenthatnj Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 7:46pm
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lol. Queen Elizabeth's hat looks like a cake...board and all.

FlourPots Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 7:49pm
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LOL...It really does!

Coral3 Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 8:50pm
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Loved the dress. Very classy. Sometimes less is more.

Re those bizarre hats - obviously Eugenie and Beatrice have not grasped the concept of 'less is more'! icon_confused.gificon_lol.gif

niccicola Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 8:59pm
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so..maybe it's just the American in me...but, is anyone else bored with the entire cake being fruitcake?

Love the finished piece, tho!! I wonder how many brides are going to come to me with dreams of grandeur. And how many will be upset when I tell them I can't do anything remotely close to that HAHA

CrumblesConfections Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 9:08pm
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Originally Posted by JGMB

I'm taking a Lambeth class in July, but I warned my husband NOT to expect that calibre of work from me! icon_redface.gif

(Notice how I spelled "calibre" the British way in "honour" of today's events.) icon_wink.gif




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MikeRowesHunny Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 10:24pm
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Originally Posted by niccicola

so..maybe it's just the American in me...but, is anyone else bored with the entire cake being fruitcake?

Love the finished piece, tho!! I wonder how many brides are going to come to me with dreams of grandeur. And how many will be upset when I tell them I can't do anything remotely close to that HAHA




Well, you can, but that'll be $$$$$$$$$$ please!

Personally, I would liked to have seen the gumpaste flowers in realistic colours. A little too bland in monochrome for me.

Dress was beautiful, but my didn't Pippa almost steal the show! Both of them are entirely too thin (and Pippa needs to lay off the fake tan), lets hope they ate lots of cake at the reception. I predict we'll hear the patter of tiny feet on the horizon by the autumn icon_wink.gif

imagenthatnj Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 10:43pm
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Party time! Dresses #2. I want to find out about cutting of the cakes. I really like this newspaper's coverage; big pictures!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1382015/ROYAL-WEDDING-Kate-William-leave-Clarence-House-wedding-reception.html

It says here that it took Fiona 5 weeks to create the cake (someone else was trying to figure that out in this thread):

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1381944/Royal-Wedding-cake-Kate-Middleton-requested-8-tiers-decorated-900-flowers.html

misterc Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 10:50pm
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Her dress is beautiful and I wish my talent with cake designing was anywhere near developed enough to design a cake that stunning! I love the whole thing!!!

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