Kate and William’s double dose of wedding cake
FOR their wedding next month Prince William and Kate Middleton aren’t just having their cake and eating it – they’re having two.
The couple said yesterday t hey had decided on a ‘ ‘ multi-t i ered t raditional fruit cake’’ with a floral design, followed by a chocolate biscuit cake that was one of William’s childhood favourites.
The main cake, which will take centre stage at the Buckingham Palace reception on April 29, will be made by celebrity cake maker Fiona Cairns who counts former Beatle Paul McCartney and r ockers Pink Floyd among her clients. Cairns said Middleton, 29, had played a key role in designing the cake.
‘‘ She has guided us right from the beginning and has quite strong ideas,’’ said Cairns, who started her business at her kitchen table a quarter of a century ago in Leicestershire, central England.
‘ ‘ That makes i t much easier than a bride who has absolutely no idea whatso- ever, which has happened in the past. But she knew very much what she wanted and she brought us mood boards and told us what influences she would like us to use on the cake.’’ The cake will be decorated using cream and white icing with a ‘ ‘ strong British floral theme’’. It will contain dried f r uit s will al so feature William and Kate’s new cipher, thought to feature the couple’s entwined initials, which will be officially released on their wedding day.
CREATIVE: Celebrity cake designer Fiona Cairns