Every wedding celebration is not complete without it, and for couples who want to wow their guests, it’s always the taller, the grander — what else but the wedding cake!
Some couples (even celebrities) want it big, ten-tiered if possible, while others want it plain and simple.
If you’re planning your wedding and have yet to decide on what wedding cake you want as your big day’s centrepiece, here are some celebrity wedding cakes that might just inspire you.
The Royal Collection
1. Prince William and Duchess Kate
This eight-tiered wedding cake was on display at the Buckingham Palace. Prince William and Duchess Kate actually had two different wedding cakes. The one below is the traditional multi-layered fruit cake version which was done by Fiona Cairns, the official royal baker. It consisted of 900 sugar paste flowers and had the couple’s initials engraved on each layer. The other was a chocolate wedding cake! Three of the wedding cake tiers were removed for the christening of William and Kate’s children, so you never know, there may be a future Prince or Princess added to the current family one day! The cake reportedly cost $120,000.
2. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip
Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh were married in 1947. Their amazing multi-tiered wedding cake was made by famous Scottish biscuit company, McVite and Price Ltd. It was a traditional fruit cake laced with alcohol. The cake stood a huge 9 feet tall and had four tiers, it fed a whopping 2000 guests at the nuptials. The ingredients for the magnificent cake were given as a wedding present by Australian Girl Guides. The cake was cut with Prince Phillip’s official sword. As a gesture of thanks, the Queen sent one of the layers back to Australia. In 2015, a slice of this wedding cake (that was amazingly still edible and wrapped in the original parchment paper) was auctioned for $1000.
The cake had pictures on the sides which showed scenes from Princess Elizabeth’s life and Prince Phillip’s family crest.
3. Princess Anne and Mark Phillips
Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips were married in November 1973 at Westminster Abbey. The cake was made by the Army Catering Corps. The tiers were made of solid silver supports. The cake stood 5 feet, six inches tall which was the exact height of Princess Anne.
4. Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly
Prince Rainier of Monaco and film star Grace Kelly were married on April 19, 1956. Their cake was a six-tiered masterpiece with the cake cut by Prince Rainier’s official sword.
5. Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock
The five-layer extravagant cake made for Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock outshone even his parent’s wedding cake! Princess Charlene requested that the cake be covered in Proteas, in honour of her South African heritage.