Wednesday, 30 March 2011

the royal icing on the cake

every girl knows that the two most important aspects of a wedding are: 1) the dress and 2) the cake. ok, the groom may sit at number 1 but the other two following very closely.

today we learned that the most glorious, expensive and elaborate (yes, even more so than a gypsy wedding but without the pink hue) of the year, the Royal Wedding, will include a cake baked by Fiona Cairns. That's quite a look to have on your CV.

the BBC have also confirmed that Kate and Will's are so fancy, they're going to have TWO cakes! The first will be Fiona's, a traditional, multi-tiered, white iced fruit cake with edible flowers.

On gaining her highest profile client yet, Ms Cairns said:

"I couldn't believe it, I'm very excited, very daunted and very privileged - a mixture of emotions.

Fiona Cairns"It's multi-tiered, doesn't have colour - it's cream and white (icing) - and it's a traditional cake but also quite delicate and modern, all the tiers will have a different theme."

She said of Miss Middleton's input: "She has guided us right from the beginning and has quite strong ideas.

"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."

On the ingredients: "These are many of the ingredients we will be using in the cake, I can't tell you exactly the recipe, but the brandy is very important, we always soak our fruits overnight to plump up the fruits,"

Paul Courtney of McVities will be crafting the second cake from a royal family recipe but was unable to speak of it's components, calling it a "royal secret".

source: BBC


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