It’s a modern marriage. Like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, soon-to-be bride Princess Eugenie will forego the British Royal Family’s tradition of serving dried fruit cake in favor of a more modernized flavor profile at her wedding to Jack Brooksbank this Friday, October 12.
Buckingham Palace announced this weekend that Eugenie will be serving a red velvet and chocolate cake designed by London-based cake designer Sophie Cabot. The design of the confection will be inspired by the “rich colors of autumn!” The palace added, “[It] will be covered with detailed sugar work including ivy.”
Cabot is a former costume designer who’s now emerged as a bespoke cake designer.
The Couple have asked London-based cake designer Sophie Cabot to make their wedding cake. Miss Cabot, who was discovered by The Couple through @TheDukeOfYork @pitchatpalace, will design a red velvet and chocolate cake, inspired by the rich colours of autumn! #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/tADL8KJ0cS
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) October 6, 2018
Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan also opted to veer away from tradition by serving a mouthwatering combination of lemon elderflower cake topped by buttercream and adorned by fresh flowers. Their cake was designed by American-born, London-based pastry chef Claire Ptak of Violet Cakes.
Fruit cake served at weddings has become a tradition for the family due to the composition of the sweet itself, which is able to stay fresh for months. The cake choice stems from Princess Victoria’s wedding and was passed along to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philips’s nuptials, along with Prince William and Kate Middleton’s 2011 wedding.
Along with cake details, the palace revealed that guests will be wowed by a star performer during the ceremony itself. Tenor Andrea Bocelli will grace attendees with several pieces of his own during the ceremony this Friday held at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
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