Originally given to guests as a special souvenir, the iconic centrepiece of the Royal wedding was an eight-tier bespoke creation crafted by cake-maker Fiona Cairns that took five weeks to complete. The culinary masterpiece was the centrepiece at the reception, which took place in the picture gallery at Buckingham Palace. It is said that the Duchess of Cambridge requested the Joseph Lambeth technique used for cake decoration. This lavish concept was born in The Lambeth Method published in 1934 and remains one of the most admired and skilled techniques used. The sophisticated technique is based on the English tradition of ‘overpiping’, which creates three-dimensional rows of intricately piped leaves, flowers and garlands.
LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS
The slice of cake will be offered for sale for between £800 and £1200, displayed within its specially commissioned cream and gilt commemorative tin, designed by Peter Windett and Sally Mangum. Also included is a printed card that reads: “With best wishes from TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in celebration of the wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,” accompanied by the Royal Crest printed in gilt.