I have to admit I've been a little obsessed with the Royal Wedding details today...from the first look at Kate's gorgeous dress to the surprising 2nd kiss on the balcony, it's all been very exciting! So when the photos of the wedding cake were released, I just had to feature it on Frosting Friday!
Beginning in February, Cairns worked closely with the couple in secret on the concoction.
"Catherine wanted a traditional wedding cake with a modern twist," Cairns told Us Weekly. To that end, Cairns and her team used "scroll work, lattice work, intricate piping techniques, sugar flowers" to decorate the treat.
"We've used Catherine's list of the 'language of flowers," Cairns added. "The 'language of flowers' is something that was used in Victorian times to express, in a coded way, emotions that couldn't easily or openly be expressed in words but [could be] conveyed in flowers. So all the flowers have meanings."
For example, the bridal rose symbolizes happiness, ivy leaves marriage, and "Sweet William" flowers, which represent gallantry.
Like any engaged couple, William and Kate tested several different flavors. "We sent over samples of different fruitcake types and they picked their favorites and commented," she said.
Adds an insider, Catherine loved the design. "When Catherine saw the first sketches, she clapped. She is so excited. It's something she has always dreamed of."
What if there's a cake disaster before it's time for dessert? Cairns' team has prepped a duplicate cake just in case there's any damage during transit.
Many thanks to Us Magazine for all of these yummy details!