It was a cake befitting a queen - or the Duchess of Cambridge.

All eyes were on Catherine Middleton's gown and hair this Friday, but what people really wanted to see was the cake -- all 8 layers of it.

Inside the cake was fruitcake -- but not like American fruitcake. British fruitcake is liquere-soaked and heavy, but not as dense as it is in the US.

It is prepared traditionally by baking, then wrapped in cheesecloth, brushed with brandy or rum before it is covered with marzipan.

White fondant topped the royal cake.

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