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Royal Wedding Inspiration: The Cake

We’ve seen delicious ideas for the royal reception menu, but, of course, no reception is complete without a cake. We know that Wills and Kate will be serving a traditional brandy-flavored fruit cake on Friday’s luncheon, which, according to British-born, Salt Lake City-based pastry chef Martin Perham of Martin’s Fine Desserts, are actually quite delicious. Prince William also requested a chocolate biscuit (translation: cookie) cake–bravo to Wills for selecting a groom’s cake! (And such an unfancy selection for such a fancy affair.)

But, what if the couple had requested a towering, multi-tiered fondant confection for their wedding cake? What might it look like? I asked Darcie Sanders of Salt Lake’s Pink Peach Cakes what she would create for the Royal Wedding if Wills and Kate had come calling. Here’s what she suggested:

 I have to default to one of the greatest cake decorators out there: The Caketress. The Caketress designed this enormousness (it absolutely has to be a 200 tiers tall) for a Royal Wedding-inspired shoot. It’s bold and flirtatious enough for a young, stylish couple but with enough class to be fit for a princess.

Now that takes the cake.

Will you have a towering fondant cake like this at your reception? Would you serve fruit cake or a chocolate biscuit cake? Chime in!


Up next on Royal Wedding Inspiration Week: The Dress! What will Kate wear for her walk down the red-carpeted aisle? Local bridal boutiques share their princess-inspired gown picks. Stay tuned!