Monday, March 28, 2011

Cairns and McVitie's to create 2 royal wedding cakes

Prince William and Catherine Middleton, who are each known for their sweet tooth, have chosen to have two cakes for their wedding reception.

Fiona Cairns Ltd.
Samples of Cairns' wedding cakes.
Their official royal wedding website announced that cake designer Fiona Cairns would create their wedding cake, but that Prince William had also requested McVitie's Cake Company to create a chocolate biscuit cake made from a Royal family recipe for the reception at Buckingham Palace on April 29.

McVitie's, part of the United Biscuits Group, has made wedding and christening cakes for the royal family since the marriage of His Majesty King George V to HM Queen Mary in 1893.

Fiona Cairns is the author of recently
released Bake & Decorate.
The royal couple chose Cairns for her use of traditional British ingredients and creative style. The royal cake will be a multi-tiered traditional fruit cake with cream and white icing and a strong British floral theme using the Joseph Lambeth Method, which includes intricate piping to create 3-D scrollwork and decorations for ornate wedding cakes.

Their website states, "A cake decorated in the Lambeth Method and accented with fresh fruit or flowers is the wedding cake of choice for anyone who wants a traditional looking, elegant wedding cake."

Prince Charles' godson and Camilla's son Tom Parker Bowles, who is a food writer, editor and author, says, "Fiona Cairns makes cakes that taste superb and look amazing. They’re handmade and elegantly decorated."

United Biscuit Group
McVitie's is launching a limited edition biscuit tin to celebrate
the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
McVitie’s will also be launching a limited edition biscuit tin in celebration of the marriage. For every tin sold, McVitie’s will donate 5p to The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.


  1. I hope there'll be lots of photos of the wedding cakes. I want to see more!!

  2. What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing!

  3. I would like to have recipes for both cakes, or similar recipes. Want to bake them and serve to friends as we have tea and watch on April 29th.


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