The upcoming royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will feature two cakes.
Why, you ask?
Well, following a long U.K. tradition, there’s an official one (usually a fruitcake) and another personally picked by the prince (usually a childhood favorite.) When Kate Middleton married Prince William, she had will a multi-tiered fruit cake made by Leicestershire baker Fiona Cairns, featuring edible flowers — an English rose, a Scottish thistle, a Welsh daffodil and an Irish shamrock — and a chocolate biscuit cake by McVitie's made to a secret Royal Family recipe. Delish!
One of the cakes will likely he feature Harry and Meghan’s entwined initials, and be tasted by the couple beforehand.
The bakers of course are sworn to secrecy until after the cakes are revealed, but it’s very common for royal cakes to include lots of fruit soaked in brandy.
Harry and Wills' mom, Princess Diana, enjoyed a fruitcake with cream cheese frosting at her own wedding, and the top was even brushed with extra French brandy.
For weddings in the U.K., it is often an all-day affair, with a wedding breakfast available for guests (with cocktails!) and the evening meal.
And guests will get more than their share: As tradition has it, a piece of wedding cake is mailed out as a thank you to guests who attended the wedding. Don’t worry, the frosting won't get smudged in an envelope: It arrives in a nice tin box with the couple's monogram on it.
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