Celebrities go out of their way to have the most showstopping wedding cake. But they are the only ones, Princes and Princesses also like to impress their guests with amazing creations.
See the ten most show-stopping royal wedding cakes that I have picked out and choose your favourite!
10. Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew
When Sarah and Andrew married in 23 July 1986, they served their guests a 5½-ft. marzipan and rum-soaked cake. The creation, which was prepared at the navy supply school HMS Raleigh, featured 15 ingredients, including rum, brandy and port.
9. Princess Diana and Prince Charles
Charles and Diana served 27 cakes on their wedding day in 1981. But only one served as the official cake, prepared by chef David Avery of the Royal Naval Cookery School. Topping out at more than 5 feet high, the cake was adorned with both the Prince and his family’s royal coat of arms, the couple’s first initials and a spray of roses, lilies of the valley and orchids.
8. Princess Mette-Marit and Prince Haakon
Little is known about the cake chosen by Mette-Marit and her Prince. We can, though, tell by the picture that it was stunning.
7. Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III
Grace Kelly’s princess-perfect wedding cake was given to the couple by the pastry chefs at Monte-Carlo’s famed Hôtel de Paris, the treat’s upper two tiers featured a built-in cage that held a pair of live turtledoves – they were released when the couple cut into the cake with Prince Rainier’s sword.
6. The Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece
Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece’s wedding cake featured Grecian-style pillars between the tiers in honour of Marina’s nationality. It stood at nine feet high and weighed about 362kg. McVities & Price are the Royal Warrant holders who made this wedding cake in 1934.
5. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip
The Queen’s wedding cake was a grand affair, standing at nine-foot high, weighing 500 pounds and featuring four tiers. Made from ingredients received from the Australian Girl Guides, the cake was cut using Philip’s sword. One layer was kept until the christening of Prince Charles and another was sent back to Australia by way of thanks.
4. Queen Rania and King Abdullah
For their 10 June 1993 wedding reception, Jordan’s Queen Rania and King Abdullah’s enormous multi-tiered, rectangular-shaped cake – decorated with crowns and lace embellishments – was sliced down to size with a sword.
3. Kate Middleton and Prince William
On their wedding day in 2011, William and Kate offered guests a taste of their official wedding cake – an eight-tier fruitcake decorated with over 900 leaf and floral touches created by baker Fiona Cairns. But a second chocolate-cookie cake by McVitie’s Cake Company was also served at the special request of the sweet-toothed groom.
2. Princess Charlene and Prince Albert
Albert and Charlene pulled out all of the stops to ensure their cake made an impression on their VIP guests. It was made up of seven tiers and, always keen to pay homage to her roots, Charlene ensured the cake was decorated with Proteas, South Africa’s national flower.
1. Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel
Victoria and Daniel’s cake takes the prize for the most showstopping royal cake.When the couple married in June 2010, the country’s Association of Bakers & Confectioners gifted the couple with a stunning wedding cake. Weighing 250 kg. It was made up of 11 tiers, each in the shape of a lucky four-leaf clover.