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The Royal Cake!

Saturday 30th of April 2011

I am sure that anybody reading this blog would have already seen the images of the stunning wedding cake created by Fiona Cairns for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. 

I was absolutely trilled to see that Catherine had chosen something so beautiful and thankfully(!) so unlike the previous styles of Royal Wedding Cakes.

The piping detail and sugar flowers are exquisite and as a fellow cake designer and maker I know the many many hours that would have been put into each and every tier.  However, I am not sure I can imagine the level of stress!  Every wedding we do at Hall of Cakes is a challenge and each has its own stresses – in the transportation more than anything!  I wasn’t surprised to learn that Ms Cairns spent two days at the Palace assembling the cake prior to the wedding day.

After seeing the first glimpse of the cake, I was even more delighted that Hall of Cakes seem to be bang ‘en vouge’.  You will see from these images here that the piping detail on one of the Royal tiers is almost identical to that of the detail on our design ‘Victorian Grandeur’.

A further delight was learning that Ms Cairns had reflected some of the architectural detail of The Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace.  At Hall of Cakes we pride ourselves on design, service and detail and prior to producing wedding cakes we very often visit the venue with the client to take pictures of the architectural detail of the wedding breakfast room.  This was certainly true of our ‘Spring at the Dorchester’ design, where the two of the tiers reflected the ‘egg and dart’ detail in the panelling of the Orchid Room at the Dorchester.

Polly Atkinson is the Art Editor at Condenast BRIDES.  A few months ago she said to me that she has not seen for a long long time a new cake designer replicating the traditional styles of the Victorian wedding cake.  She urged me to continue this forte and to carry on creating the Victorian classics.  From seeing the Royal wedding cake I do feel very proud to have concentrated my talents in this area. Thanks Polly!

Visit our wedding gallery for more images of our traditional Victorian wedding Cakes.

Nicola x…

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