Our Royal Wedding Cake History
Classic Celebration Cakes Team is proud about its company's links with the Royal Wedding Cakes
The team's association began in 1963 when Andrew (who was a lot younger then) first worked on Princess Alexandra's Wedding Cake. This particular cake was very intricate piece that stood over 5 foot high and was iced in a traditional Royal Icing.
In 1973 Andrew was involved in presenting his second wedding cake for the marriage of HRH Princess Anne & Mark Phillips, This cake again was an impressive wedding cake which stood over 6 foot tall and again was made from Royal Icing.
In 1981 Andrew was joined by his daughter Elizabeth to present a cake for the wedding of HRH Prince Charles & Lady Diana Spencer. This cake was the first of three cakes Andrew and Elizabeth have worked together on and stood over 6 foot high. The traditional fruit cake was sliced and placed into individual monogrammed boxes which were then placed inside boxes which formed the decorated layers of the cake. The individual cake was finished with sugar paste icing and hand painted.
All the cakes presented to the Royal Family on these occasions were a traditional fruit cake centre although the techniques and methods used have changed very little since the first cake.
Andrew has ensured that the traditions and skills required for this type of work have been passed on to the future generations and todays employees have the same high level of skills and experience.
Below are pictures of these wonderful cakes which were presented for the following occasions: -
- The wedding of HRH Princess Alexandra & Angus Ogilvy (1963)
- The wedding of HRH Princess Anne & Mark Phillips (1973)
- The wedding of HRH Prince Charles & Lady Diana Spencer (1981)
- The wedding of HRH Prince Andrew & Sarah Ferguson (1986)
- The wedding of HRH Prince Edward & Sophie Rhys-Jones (1999)
The pictures below are of the wedding cakes