Cakes are a vital component of many couple's wedding day, and the cutting of the cake is the first task that the bride and groom perform together as husband and wife.
For royal couples, a wedding cake needs to be big enough to serve more than 2,000 people, with slices wrapped up and sent to charities and organizations close to them as well as served up to the invited guests. Throughout history, royal wedding cakes have weighed from 300 pounds to over 500 pounds.
Read through this list to feast your eyes on some of the most beautiful, opulent and symbolic wedding cakes in royal history.
PRINCESS EUGENIE & JACK BROOKSBANK
Keeping with the fall theme of their Oct. 12 royal wedding, Eugenie and her longtime boyfriend went for a five-tier cake decorated with leaves and deep shades of orange, red, yellow and green for the reception at Windsor Castle. The red velvet and chocolate dessert was created by London-based baker Sophie Cabot and her team with 400 eggs, at least 53 packs of unsalted butter, 33 lbs. of organic self-rising flour and 44 lbs. of sugar. Cabot started working as early as July when she began making the detailed sugar flowers and foliage—from ivy and acorns to white flowers and maple leaves.
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