The wedding cake was born in ancient Rome. A bread was broken over the head of the bride and the guests collected and ate the crumbs as an emblem of fertility. In England, the custom of cakes superimposed with a lot of dried fruit, brandy, very dark, enriched with spices and long-lasting, emerged in order to keep a flat, well wrapped, until the first anniversary of married. At present, this practice is continued at the special request of the couple, although young people prefer cakes with fresh fruits, mousses, dulce de leche, chocolate. Here you are getting married I propose these dream cake alternatives.
Alba and Armando
Wedding Cake, A simple white cake
Wedding Cake, A simple white cake
The Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Urdangarín
Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Urdangarín chose an original wedding cake, made by master pastry chef Jaime Foix: instead of the traditional figure of the bride and groom, a replica of the Pedralbes palace made with white chocolate crowned the tasty five-story high delicacy.
Prince Charles of England and Camila
A 74-year-old Welshman, Etta Richardson, was chosen to prepare the wedding cake of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker. Etta's cake is the prince's favorite since he first tried it on a visit to the town of Llansteffan, where she lives.
Andrés and Sarah Ferguson.
The wedding cake of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson measured 1.67 meters, was prepared by the HMS Raleigh naval school and had 15 ingredients, including rum and brandy. It reached for two thousand slices.
Guillermo de Holanda and Máxima Zorreguieta
Máxima and Principe Guillermo's wedding cake (note the little ribbons, an Argentine custom (only Argentine?), Which consists of the bride's single friends, before the bride and groom cut the cake, pull a ribbon. He has a tiny gift from the little ribbons, hidden inside the cake. The "jackpot" is to take off a fancy ring, which means that this lady will be the next to get married. Careful of the real intimacy, the Casa D'Orange did not report details of the cake, it is known that it had five floors and that the couple cut the base with the military saber.
Isabel II and Philip of Edinburgh.
It was 2.7 meters high that of the wedding of Queen Elizabeth II and Felipe, who married in 1947. This sculptural dessert weighed 186 kilos and was created by the company McVitie and Price Ltd., the same as Guillermo and Kate
Constantine of Greece and Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark
Beautiful four-story cake decorated with flowers.
The Infanta Elena and Jaime de Marichalar
The wedding cake was expressly chosen by Mrs. Elena.
Abdullah and Rania of Jordan.
For the wedding of Rania of Jordan and King Abdullah a rectangular cake of more than seven floors was elaborated, which was adorned with crowns and royal emblems. The most memorable thing was that instead of using a knife, they cut it with a sword.
Diana of Wales and Charles of England
The cake was made by the Royal Navy Cooking School, at HMS Pembroke, Chatham. It was five stories high, measuring one and a half meters high and weighing about a hundred kilos. Both the dough and the filling, marzipan, ice cream, cherries, butter, brown sugar, eggs, almonds, spices, flour, lemon, orange, brandy and rum, were in maceration since the month of May before the banquet in different liquors and spirits and Its preparation began 14 weeks before. The last floor was crowned by a waterfall of white orchids, lilacs of the field and fuchsia symbols of pure, unconditional and eternal love. But the reality of their marriage was not a path of flowers.
Juan Carlos de Bourbon and Bourbon and Sofia from Greece and Denmark
The monumental wedding cake, four stories and decorated with beautiful floral chains. On the cusp, a crown (instead of the traditional figurine of the bride and groom) culminated this masterpiece of pastry.
Prince Frederick of Denmark and Mary Donaldson
The wedding cake of Frederick of Denmark and Mary Donaldson combined with the bride's suit. He wore flowers, hearts and edible crowns, oh and the initials of both.
Prince Hussein of Jordan & Noor
The wedding cake - Western style - had everything but liquors, banned for Muslims. The modern touch was given by a friend of the groom: he came by parachute and, with a sword blow, cut the cake in two. Something less eccentric had been the marriage of Abdullah II's father, the predecessor King Hussein, who in 1978 contracted with Lebanese-born American Lisa Halaby, then proclaimed Queen Noor. Both cut the cake with a saber.
Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and Ari Behn
The cake, made based on an old recipe flavored with peel, citrus juices, raisins and marinated apricots, was 5 stories, weighed 80 kilos and required three months of preparation.
William of Luxembourg and Stéphanie de Lannoy
For the wedding held this year in Luxembourg, a cake very similar to that of Prince William was prepared, it is the work of the Palace candy suppliers for decades, the exquisite Oberweis pastry.
Rainier of Monaco and Grace Kelly
It was a six-story cake that actress Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco had for their wedding in 1956. It was a gift from the chef of the Hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo. On the last two floors I had a cage with a couple of small live pigeons, which were released at the time of breaking the cake. On April 18, 1956, Prince Rainier of Monaco married actress Grace Kelly. The cake was seven stories, with a crown on top, and weighed 90 kilos.
Guillermo and Kate Midleton's other cake (the boyfriend's)
The wedding of Prince William and his next wife Kate Middleton will probably be full of the pomp and ceremony of a traditional British state occasion, but as far as their wedding cake is concerned, they have taken inspiration from the United States. The sweet Prince William has personally requested that the “cake of the groom” be made of cookies and chocolate and be served next to the official wedding cake of the couple. The groom's cake is a wedding tradition associated with the southern United States. The groom's cake will be made by British cookie makers McVitie's, using a secret recipe delivered to them by the palace's inhabitants. What is known is that the huge cake will contain 17 kilograms of chocolate and 1,700 cookies from the “Rich Tea” brand, enough to feed 600 guests. "It will be literally covered by chocolate decoration," said Paul Courtney, McVitie's cake chef. "It will be beautiful".
Haakon from Norway and Mette-Marit
The wedding cake of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Princess Mette-Marit, held on August 25, 2001, was 2.5 meters high, with seven rectangular floors delicately decorated and embedded for 14 days in rum and cognac, according to an English tradition for wedding cakes. The bride and groom cut the cake with the saber.
Prince Felipe de Borbon and Letizia Ortiz
Dessert designed by Paco Torreblanca for the marriage bond of the Princes of Asturias. The team of the Alicante master, formed by about twenty great professionals, including the Spanish pastry champions, Miguel Sierra and Jacob Torreblanca, had to place more than 1,800 desserts. Finally, his work was recognized by the Princes, His Majesty The King and all the guests, who gave them a deserved applause. When they summoned him to do some tests, the recipient did not know, which was revealed to me when the bride and groom tasted and approved - Torreblanca said. With a team of 32 people, I adjust the tastes of Don Felipe and Doña Letizia and, finally, the idea was rounded with the name of Gianduja Real: something with sweet chocolate and a sponge cake with olive oil, which reminded her of what as a child she cooked her grandmother in Asturias, and something with bitter chocolate, the prince's favorite, although at all times she said "do it as Letizia likes". Already near the date, he asked to add the royal shield and intertwined wedding rings. They assembled and placed the 1800 individual desserts with different presentation of the cakes, arranged at different levels on an ebony frame 13.5 meters high and 1.5 in diameter, with caramel worked as peacock figures, among others. The king defined our work as a work of art. The boyfriend asked to keep some cakes for a more intimate meal.
Victory of Sweden and Daniel Westling
The sweet and delicious end to the wedding banquet was a white cake, big and tasty. The four-leaf clover wedding cake had 11 floors and more than 3 meters high, 250 kilos in weight and 95 percent of the ingredients were organic: white chocolate crunch, almond cream and strawberry mousse Wild and champagne. The newlyweds also fulfilled the tradition of hand-cracking the first piece of cake together.
Alberto de Monaco and Charlene Wittstock
• A spectacular creation of seven floors, one and a half meters in diameter and two and a half high for which Ducasse has needed 2,000 sugar flowers. The flower that crowns the cake, a protea, a South African national symbol in honor of Princess Charlene, perfectly complements a sponge cake of almonds, with a thin compote of currants and a light vanilla mousse, covered with white chocolate and some blackcurrant pearls. "
Prince Paul and Marie Chantal
Prince William and Kate Middleton (the officer)
The cake was prepared by the confectioner Fiona Cairns, who had since February the slogan of making it. The baker made her creation inspired, as she herself said, in the Victorian era. The towering cake was covered with cream and white frosting and decorated with 900 sugar flowers. The design brought the essential national flowers in this type of events: the rose of England, the daffodil of Wales, the thistle of Scotland and the clover of Ireland. The different flowers symbolize love, fortitude and firmness, happiness, among other things. The cake was fruit, with a traditional recipe. Among the ingredients that were used are French brandy, free range eggs, Quindós flour, nuts and raisins. The cake was cream colored and had a satin cover. For the artistic part, the Lambeth method was used, which uses a freezing layer over the other to achieve three-dimensional effects. The cake, with its eight floors, far exceeds the four it was supposed to have. This was just one of the two wedding cakes that the couple decided to have, the other is a cake, made of chocolate cookies that was created by Cake McVitie and is a recipe from William's own Royal Family.