Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Drool on River.

It's more common in America to have a Groom's Cake as the Bridal Cake is not the gorgeous fruit creation we usually enjoy. They go more for lemon cheesecake, angel cake, chocolate mousse cake in separate layers covered in butter icing and used for the desert.
So Williams nursery cake came up a treat and I could nom a piece or two right now.

Lilly of the valley and the initials of the Bride and Groom.

Catherine wanted the language of flowers to decorate her cake and they certainly made a delicate arrangement but I haven't heard if they used William's sword to make the first cutting (before Harry roared in, spurs and all). If you look closely you can see the delicate tracery of icing that reflects the lace on the wedding gown.

And elegant cake and not a plastic bridge or glass horse and coach in sight. Congrats to the cake maker.


Andrew said...

They look a bit poofy.

River said...

That truly is a beautiful looking cake. Mind if I save the picture?
I'm always in awe of those who can create such delicate works of icing.

R.H. said...

I like a woman who can make a cake.

The Elephant's Child said...

A little while back I was watching afternon TV (yes I know - tragic) and saw a piece of Andrew and Fergies wedding cake auctined for several hundred pounds!

Kath Lockett said...

Oooohhhhhhh...... makes mine and Sapph's after-school hot chocolate look a bit tame.....

JahTeh said...

Thank you DrewAn, straight from the mouth of the expert on all things poofy.

River, you should go to the Daily Mail and click through to their Royal Wedding Blog. Lots of lovely pics there.

Robbert, what about a woman who can eat a cake?

EC, apparently a royal servant has found a piece of Chuck and Di's wedding cake in an attic so that's going up for auction.

Kath, that's very aristocratic icing on what is essentially a hedgehog slice.

Marie said...

So you think my fountain (complete with mist from the added dry ice) under my eight tiers of Italian sponge cake was a bit tacky?

A giant tower of cream and liquer filled sponge when it was 45°C was as big a mistake as marrying an only child of a doting Italian mummy. I should have seen the signs then :-)

I loved the official wedding cake - it was so beautiful, elegant and detailed. I saw a recipe for it on a blog at And one for the chocolate cake at I don't think I fancy the groom's cake, though I do love the white chocolate lotuses.

R.H. said...

Are you kidding, watching you eat a cake could terrify me.

JahTeh said...

Marie, eight tiers??? In 45 degree heat!!! Why do I get the feeling that the wedding arrangements were completely out of your control not to mention the groom.

Robbert, I'm a very elegant eater, never once have I dropped my false teeth into the whipped cream of a Pavlova, a little drool perhaps but no cake lover is without a small fault.

Ann O'Dyne said...

the royal wedding cake is certainly gorgeous, and made up of seventeen individual round cakes.
I reckon I could live well for A YEAR on the amount of the Invoice submitted, remembering that Melbourne designer cakes are about $1000.
The baker is the favourite of the Parker-Bowles family apparently. It worried me that she got herself an agent about a week before the announcement that she had the commission.

Never mind Williams chocolate cake - check that seriously hallmarked cakestand.

Middle Child said...

they look marvellous - but don't usually like wedding cake to eat much - would be a shame to poke a knife into them

R.H. said...

feminism racism refugees, the male chauvenist pig has flown away. misogyny homophobia budgie smugglers.......all I can say is, GO TIGERS!!!!

R.H. said...

Richmond: 23.10 (148)
Freemantle: 14.15 (99)

Best and most important win in ten years.
Good heavens, the game started at 4.10 (how ridiculous) I heard the first three quarters at home and during the last had to drive to Werribee bingo which starts at 7pm. I got there at 6.45, had my portable radio with me, listened to the game right across the car park, up the stairs, through the joint, and at a table surrounded by old dears. Then the Tiger theme song came on and I sang along with it, radio turned up.
Well darlings feelings from inside are never embarrassing, it's only embarrassing when it's only a show.

Loving you

Marie said...

Hee, hee. It was 1978 and I was too young to care about the details. My mother-in-law insisted on the full "wog wedding" and I was too stupid to object.

Next time around, I just had immediate family and a small Swedish princess cake. Much more my thing.

Marshall Stacks said...

Marie I went to a Swedish wedding in Melbourne years ago and the bride had a magnificent GOLD crown with pointy bits that was so wonderful.
Apparently the church owns it and all brides plonk it on.
I hope you got that part of the deal.

JahTeh said...

Therese, I couldn't find anywhere that said they used William's sword on the cake, traditional for a man in uniform.

Marie, I know the feeling well. I have only one photo of my cake because I never saw it again after the reception, if only I could say that about the groom.

Annie O, I've always loved those golden crowns but if Marie is smart she'll never consider marrying again.

Marshall Stacks said...

trying to google solve whether Debo was a guest, I found this -
"PRINCE William moved guests to tears by telling Kate in his wedding speech that his mum would have seen her as his "soulmate".
He said Princess Diana "would have been very very proud of him".

Then, turning and looking at his bride, Wills added: "If she was here, she would have thought you to be her little boy's soulmate."

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