凯特中意水果蛋糕 威廉偏爱巧克力饼干蛋糕 打破传统与宾客分享两个婚礼蛋糕
Prince William and Kate Middleton have been keeping an eye on costs ahead of the royal wedding – but they are sparing no expense when it comes to the cake.
The couple, who both have a sweet tooth, have chosen to have two cakes served at their wedding breakfast following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29.
One will be William’s favourite chocolate biscuit cake, which is made from a special recipe involving Rich Tea biscuits and dark chocolate and is set in the freezer rather than baked in an oven.
Buckingham Palace has sent the recipe to chefs at McVitie’s, who will make an outsized version including 1,700 biscuits and nearly 40lb of chocolate.
The couple have also asked Leicestershire-based cake-designer Fiona Cairns to make a multi-tiered fruit wedding cake which will be decorated with fresh fruit and flowers.
Kate has been instrumental in creating the cake. It is thought it will incorporate the couple’s cipher, which will be released on the wedding day and is expected to be their entwined initials.
Kate has chosen pale colours for the cake and apparently wants a floral theme featuring the ¬symbols of the four nations: an English rose, a ¬Scottish thistle, a Welsh daffodil and an Irish ¬shamrock.
When Mrs Cairns visited Clarence House six weeks ago to discuss the cake, Kate had designed ‘mood boards’ to show her what she wanted.
‘She has guided us right from the beginning and has quite strong ideas,’ said Mrs Cairns, 56.
‘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 is 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.’
Asked how she felt to be designing the wedding cake, Mrs Cairns said: ‘I couldn’t believe it. I’m very excited, very daunted and very privileged – a mixture of emotions.’
William and Kate were said to be impressed with her cakes, having tried them previously.