Come September the 27th, you will be able to bid on a slice of six-year-old cake.
Should you have a few thousand pounds at the bottom of your purse, that is. Of course, the cake in question isn’t just any cake, but arguably one of the most famous cakes baked in British history… The Duke and Duchess’s wedding cake!
Six years later and we still can’t get enough of the royal wedding. Now, Prince William and Kate Middleton have officially invited the public to bid on a slice of their royal wedding cake to raise money for charity (a whole lot of it!)
The royal couple have announced that the decadent 8-tier royal wedding cake and centre-piece at their Buckingham Palace reception, could become the centre piece in your very own freezer. Meaning, you can have you cake and (maybe not, as it is six years old) eat it too.
Designed by acclaimed chef Fiona Cairns, the extravagant wedding cake took five weeks to complete and is adorned with 900 flowers including roses and apple blossoms. Certain elements of the floral design were actually inspired by the architecture of the building. In total, seven different types of foliage were included, each holding a different meaning, which the intent to reflect ‘the language of flowers,’ a messaged that Katherine specifically requested.
The cream-icing topped fruit cake will come in a specially designed cream and gold commemorative cake tin (not a party bag) and will contain a printed card that reads:
“With best wishes from TRH [Their Royal Highness] The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in celebration of the wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.”
In fact, it’s the same tin and card that was gifted to guests at the reception, in 2011. So if you want to pretend you were there, we won’t tell.
The auction itself takes place at Chiswick Auction House, on the 27th September, and the guide price will start at £800.
However, the royal wedding cake is expected to go for much more, seeing as another slice of the royal couple’s wedding cake previously fetched £6,000 back in 2014…