The finer details of the Royal Wedding

The cakes have been ordered. The choir and orchestras have rehearsed. And millions have saved the date. On Friday, they will tune in from around the world to cheer Prince William and Kate Middleton’s marriage. The Post asked me to compiled some of the finer details expected at the most anticipated wedding ceremony of the decade.

THE CAKE … OR CAKES

The couple has decided on a “multi-tiered traditional fruit cake” with a floral design, and a chocolate biscuit cake that was one of William’s childhood favourites. The main cake, which will take centre stage at the Buckingham Palace reception, is the work of celebrity cakemaker Fiona Cairns, who counts former Beatle Paul McCartney and rockers Pink Floyd among her clients. It will be decorated using cream and white frosting with a “strong British floral theme.” It will contain dried fruits such as raisins and sultanas to walnuts, cherries, grated oranges and lemon, French brandy and free-range eggs and flour. The decorations will also feature William and Kate’s new cipher, which will be officially released on the wedding day.

The Prince has also asked British cookie maker McVitie’s to create a second cake according to a recipe from the Buckingham Palace kitchens. It contains dark chocolate and broken-up tea biscuits. McVitie’s have made special occasion cakes for the Royals for decades, including one for the diamond wedding anniversary of the Queen and Prince Philip in 2007.

For more on the carriages, the church and the dress, see the full article in the Post.

For the official Royal Wedding page, click here.

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