Royal Wedding Cake
Today the world is talking about the royal wedding! Who were the guests, what they wore, how the ceremony was organized, how would the dresses of Meghan look like etc, etc … Throughout this fiery debate perhaps few people took the time to talk about the magnificent wedding cake, a sweet and very important of this event.
I have to admit that as I saw the Kensington Palace online posts about the wedding cake, which Violet realized, 1001 ideas came to my mind what the finished cake would look like. If there would be only 1 structure, or it would be fragmented (as it was), if the decoration would be quiet or noisy, etc.
First of all, what we need to know is that the William and Kate’s wedding, we had 1 structure built by 8 cakes, covered with fondant and decorated in classic style. This second wedding had to be completely different, there was no other way!
It was discovered a day before that the cake was made up of lemon sponge, it had an elderflower syrup drizzle on the sponge. It had an Amalfi lemon curd, and then it had a Swiss meringue buttercream with elderflower. So the cake was designed to represent “the bright flavors of spring.”
Interesting facts about the ingredients:
The whole cake contained: 200 Amalfi lemons, 500 organic eggs from Suffolk, 20 kgs of butter, 20 kgs of flour, 20 kgs of sugar, and 10 bottles of elderflower cordial made from the trees at the Queen’s estate in Sandringham. The cake served 600 guests at the wedding reception.
Cake was decorated with 150 fresh flowers, all pastel.
Once the flavor was relived, I knew for sure that the decor would be pastel flowers, without any fruit or additional color. The reason why? First, because the taste of lemon goes best with the flower decoration. Secondly, since it was a royal wedding, I was sure the colors would be smooth and elegant, so there would be no such thing as strong colors.
Another interesting point is that Violet is characterized by the preparation and decoration of cakes with butter-cream frosting (using spatula technique) and fresh flowers. And the fact that the couple chose her for such an important task makes us understand a lot!
Believe it or not, Meghan Markle’s dress made me believe that the cake would be very simple and elegant as well.
When talking about the details of such an important event, of course everything must be in sync.
Meghan was wearing a bridal gown from Givenchy (Clare Waight Keller dress designer said, “We wanted to create a timeless piece that would empasize the iconic codes of Givenchy throughout its hitory”). And in fact the dress was obviously fascinating. Meghan decided to aply herself the makeup, and the hair caught simple, to point out the beautiful crown carrying the big veil. All these details immediately make you realize that simplicity and purity were prevalent, so the cake did not have to be different!
For all these reasons, the royal wedding cake deserves maximum evaluation for simplicity, nobility and charm. A silent artwork that speaks to itself with its presence. As for taste, I’m still curious!
Photography taken from Google