A taste of royalty: Kate and William’s 11-year-old wedding cake up for auction for R12,000 a slice

Kate Middleton and Prince William on their wedding day.

Kate Middleton and Prince William on their wedding day.

  • The royal family has been known to keep their wedding cakes to later put them up for auction.
  • The most recent couple to do so is the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Prince William.
  • His cake will be on sale for between R8,000 and R12,000 on November 23.

Prince William and Kate Middleton were married on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey with a reception at Buckingham Palace.

The couple had an eight-tiered fruitcake that was decorated with Lambeth thread fondant flowers. Cake designer Fiona Cairns made the traditional fruitcake, but with a twist by adding a smoother frosting with a fondant base instead of royal icing.

Now, a slice of the pie is up for pre-auction for between R8,204 and R12,348.

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The 11-year-old cake was three feet (91.44 cm) tall and weighed 220 pounds (90,718 kilograms). It took five weeks to complete the cake inspired by the garlands on the walls of the Buckingham Palace picture gallery.

The cake edging was used to create three-dimensional scrollwork of swirls of roses, acorns and ivy leaves at the request of the Duchess of Cambridge. According to Great Britain MagazineKate requested the representation of 17 different flowers and plants chosen for their symbolism.

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Along with the piece of cake up for auction will be a cream and gold commemorative tin with the date of the wedding, the couple’s nuptials, a royal figure designed by Peter Windett and Sally Mangum.

Some of the slices were given to special guests as souvenirs at the wedding. This early auction will take place during a three day sale at the Keys auctioneers in Alysham, Norfolk on the 23rd of this month.

royal wedding cake

Sources: Britain Magazine, Express UK

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