The Royal Wedding Cake

Created by David and presented to The Royal House of Windsor

His Royal Highness Prince Andrew and
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of York

In 1986 David had the honour of creating both The Royal Engagement Cake and Royal Wedding Cake for His Royal Highness Prince Andrew and Miss Sarah Ferguson.

The Royal Engagement design was made with a traditional matured English fruit cake, covered in Belgian marzipan and coated with Royal Icing as David applied the traditional free hand / free style coating technique using an icing ruler and side scraper. Lavish layers of Royal Icing were then decorated onto the heart shaped cake surface which was graced with a hand painted Royal Icing portrait of the Royal Couple, finished with a pastillage iced rose.

David was requested by The Master of The Household to deliver the cake to Buckingham Palace where it was presented to the Royal Couple.

Shortly after the celebrations David personally received a letter from Master of The Household at Buckingham Palace who expressed The Royal Couple’s joy and delight in receiving the celebratory Royal Engagement Cake.

That same year David had the honour of being requested to make The Royal Wedding Cake for His Royal Highness Prince Andrew and Miss Sarah Ferguson (soon to be Her Royal Highness The Duchess of York).

Inspired by society wedding dress styles of the late 19th century, David created a lavish 6 tiered traditional matured English fruit cake, free hand / free style coated and piped with Royal Icing that stood over 12 feet tall (once displayed at The Royal Palace), decorated with over 10 layers of Royal Icing patterns, adorned with a cascading trail of fresh flowers.

The Master of The Household requested David to deliver and set up the cake in ‘The Blue Room’ at Buckingham Palace where it was presented to The Royal Couple along Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Majesty Prince Philip, The Royal Family and their International Guests.

Shortly after the celebrations, David personally received a letter and official photograph of The Royal Wedding Cake from Master of The Household at Buckingham Palace who expressed once again The Royal Couple’s joy and delight in receiving their Royal Wedding Cake creation.

The Royal Wedding Cake

Created by David and presented to The Royal House of Windsor

His Royal Highness Prince Edward and
Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex

In 1999 David had the honour of being requested to make The Royal Wedding Cake for His Royal Highness Prince Edward and Miss Sophie-Reece Jones (soon to be Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex).

Inspired by the location of The Royal Wedding being Windsor Castle, which was built in the year 1086, David created a very lavish and ornate medieval style 6 tiered hexagonal shaped Royal Icing design.

Standing over 10 feet tall (once displayed at The Royal Castle) , The Royal Wedding Cake was made with a traditional matured English fruit cake, covered in Belgian marzipan and coated with Royal Icing. David applied the traditional free hand / free style coating technique using an icing ruler and side scraper.

Over 10 layers of free hand / free style over-piped Royal Icing patterns were then decorated directly onto the cake surface.

The Royal Wedding creation was adorned with pastillage cherubs which were surrounded with an array of free hand /free style piped Royal Icing flowers and hand fashioned fondant flowers.

Tall decorative extended cake pillars with free hand / free style piped Royal Icing butterflies separated the cake tiers with the base tier (made up of three hexagonal tiers) featuring inter-twined personalised Royal Icing piped monograms.

To create the ‘aged’ look to the Gothic design David hand painted additional Royal Icing over certain areas of the piping. Then the entire design was airbrushed with food colour to create heavy dramatic shading effect that was desired to make the cake look like as David put it “Created in the Middle Ages”

The Master of The Household at Buckingham Palace requested David to deliver and set up the cake in St Georges Hall at Windsor Castle.

On arrival at Windsor Castle with The Royal Wedding Cake, David was greeted by HRH Prince Edward who shook David’s hand and thanked him for making The Royal creation. The Prince continued to enjoy watching David set up before leaving to prepare himself for the Royal Wedding Ceremony.

The newly married Royal Couple along Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Majesty Prince Philip, The Royal Family and their International Guests viewed the cake on display in the Gothic medieval surroundings of St. Georges Hall at Windsor Castle.

Shortly after the celebrations, David personally received a letter from HRH The Countess of Wessex who expressed her joy along with HRH Prince Edward’s delight in the creation of the design.

Buckingham Palace also sent David an official photograph of The Royal Wedding Cake on display in St. Georges Hall at Windsor Castle.

David’s Royal Wedding Cake story was featured in HELLO! Magazine Official Royal Wedding Souvenir Issue.

David’s proud Mum Hilda was invited joined him during the HELLO! Magazine photo shoot, celebrating her son’s Royal Wedding Cake achievement.

Royal Wedding
Television Documentaries

Royal Wedding television documentaries featuring David

William and Kate: Inside The Royal Wedding

In 2011 David was invited to create a giant 8 tiered Royal Style wedding cake on TV documentary ‘William and Kate: Inside The Royal Wedding’ produced by ‘Simply Media’ which is broadcast worldwide. During the documentary David was interviewed about his personal experiences with regards to creating Royal Wedding Cakes for The British Royal Family along with the history and evolution of Royal Wedding Cakes from the past to the present day.

Harry and Megan – Royal Rebels

In 2018 David was invited to be featured on TV documentary ‘Harry and Megan – Royal Rebels’ commissioned by Lifetime USA produced by ‘Emporium Productions’ which was broadcast worldwide. David was interviewed about his personal experiences with regards to creating Royal Wedding Cakes for The British Royal Family along with the history and evolution of Royal Wedding Cakes from the past to the present day.

In 2018 David was also featured in HELLO! Magazine Canada – Royal Wedding Cakes Special Feature.

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