As the Royal Wedding is fast approaching, details have surfaced about Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cake.
Agence France Presse is reporting that the couple has chosen to have two cakes. First they will have a multi-tiered traditional fruit cake with a floral design, followed by a chocolate biscuit cake that was one of Prince William's favorites.
Celebrity cake maker Fiona Cairns will make the main cake, which will take center stage at the Buckingham Palace reception. Cairns has previously made cakes for rockers Paul McCartney and members of Pink Floyd.
According to Cairns, princess-to-be Middleton had a big say on the decision making.
She has guided us right from the beginning and has quite strong ideas, Cairns said. That makes it much easier than a bride who has absolutely no idea whatsoever, which has happened in the past. But she knew very much what she wanted and brought us mood boards [poster designs] and told us what influences she would like us to use on the cake.
According to the AFP report, the cake will be decorated using cream and white icing with a strong British floral theme employing the Joseph Lambeth technique, a traditional English style that uses three dimensional scrollwork.
The second cake, which will be less formal, is allegedly one of Prince William's favorite desserts.
AFP reports that Prince William asked British biscuit maker McVities to create it according to a special recipe from Buckingham Palace's kitchen.
When Prince William was a young boy he would have it for tea an really enjoyed it, said the firm's cake design and development head chief, Paul Courtney.