How to Make the Royal Wedding Cake

Get the recipe for the Royal Wedding cake.

By Reader's Digest Editors

Prince William and Kate Middleton will be serving two wedding cakes to guests tomorrow afternoon at their Buckingham Palace reception. The first is a traditional British fruit cake, made by cake designer and pastry chef Fiona Cairns. At Kate’s request, it will have a floral theme, Cairns told Abc.com. Kate sent the chef a list of 17 flowers that symbolize love, marriage and happiness to be included on the cake. “There’s even a Sweet William,” Cairns said.

The recipe for Cairns’ marzipan and icing encrusted Vintage Glamour Wedding Cake can be found here. Those who want to check out other cakes by Cairns can check out her site, FionaCairns.com.

The second cake, specially requested by Prince William, is a McVitie’s chocolate biscuit cake. The unbaked cake by McVitie’s, made to a secret Royal Family recipe, was a childhood favorite of the prince’s.

Buckingham Palace sent the recipe to chefs at McVitie’s, who will make a wedding-sized confection including 1,700 biscuits and nearly 40 pounds of chocolate. The company has refused to release the recipe. However, you can find the recipe—or one similar—in Eating Royally: Recipes & Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen, by Darren McGrady, and in the Chicago Tribune.

Plus: What You Need to Know About the Royal Wedding

Sources: Abc.com and Chicago Tribune

  • Your Comments

    • Cissy Guim

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      Well, the secret recipe of the chocolate cake should help make the wedding extra special. Chocolate has a universal appeal, so there won’t be many complaints from the guests. In any case, having two different cakes should give a nice buzz of joy for everyone in the wedding…

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      Prince William, Kate Middleton and the Royal wedding cake recipes with strawberries and chocolate? Thanks. Who knows if there is fairtrade chocolate…

    • http://twitter.com/CalogeroMiraEng Calogero Mira

      Royal wedding cake recipe? Thanks.