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Royal Wedding Cake To Have ‘Modern Twist’


Sky News

Prince William and Kate Middleton have chosen Leicestershire baker Fiona Cairns to make their wedding cake.

And it seems the bride-to-be is taking a hands-on approach in designing the multi-tiered fruit cake.
“We’ve been guided by Kate from the beginning”, explained graphic designer turned baker Fiona Cairns.

“Kate provided mood boards and a suggested lists of flowers to help decorate the cake.

“It’s lovely that as a bride she has a strong idea about what she’d like. It will be traditional, with a modern twist.”

The Prince and his fiancee chose Fiona Cairns because they have long been fans of her fruit cake.

Once finished, it will have to be big enough to feed the 600 guests at the Buckingham Palace reception to be hosted by the Queen on April 29.

The royal couple has asked that the four national flowers of the British Isles – rose, thistle, shamrock and daffodil – feature in the icing design.

Mrs Cairns, who started her business from her kitchen 25 years ago, received the royal call-up in February.

“I couldn’t believe it, I was overjoyed”, she recalled.

“I was working alongside other people the day I was called and afterwards I had to pretending nothing had happened which was a little tricky.”

The cake company bakes 27,000 cupcakes a week as well as providing individual cakes for established retail outlets like Harrods and Selfridges.

Every year Fiona Cairns also makes a Christmas cake for Sir Paul McCartney.

Kate Middleton has requested certain flowers be made from icing to express certain messages.

Among her choices is the Bridal Rose meaning ‘happiness’, an acorn, symbolising strength and endurance and Lilly of the Valley, signifying sweetness and humility.

Fiona Cairns admitted: “It is a little daunting but at the same time exciting. It’s such a privilege to be chosen to make the couple’s wedding cake.”

In addition, the couple have also asked McVitie’s Cake Company to create a chocolate biscuit cake for the reception at Buckingham Palace.

The chocolate biscuit cake will be made from a Royal Family recipe and was specially requested by Prince William.



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