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Prince William and Kate Middleton's Wedding Cake Is for Sale

All of the proceeds will go to charity
How to Buy Prince William & Kate Middleton's Wedding Cake
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If you were one of the billions of people who tuned in to watch Kate Middleton and Prince William get married, you know just how lavish the celebration was. The royal wedding was something out of a storybook, and even though it took place six years ago, there's still an opportunity for you to relive that special day.

The couple are auctioning off a slice of their wedding cake to raise money for charity. The auction will take place at Chiswick Auctions auction house on September 27, and the lucky winner will take home a slice of fruitcake that was part of an eight-tier work of art designed by cake maker Fiona Cairns.

According to Chiswick, the slice of cake will come with 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."

While a slice of six-year-old cake might not sound that appetizing, you'd be purchasing a part of history. But make sure to take your checkbook, obviously, as the bidding price is expected to start at £800 (about $1,000).

 

A slice of Royal History. A piece of fruit cake from the The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding, which took place at Westminster Abbey in 2011 and was watched by more than two billion across the globe, is offered in the forthcoming Printed Books and Manuscripts auction on 27 September. • Originally given to guests as a special souvenir, this iconic component of the Royal wedding was an eight-tier bespoke creation crafted by cake-maker Fiona Cairns that took five weeks to complete. This 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. • The Duchess of Cambridge also wanted the cake to reflect the ‘language of flowers’, which consists of 17 different types of foliage that each hold a particular meaning. It is reported that Fiona Cairns took her inspiration from the architectural features in the room such as the garlands on the walls, which were recreated on the fourth tier of the cake. The elaborate cake was covered in cream icing and adorned with 900 exquisite sugar-paste flowers, including roses and apple blossom. • The slice of cake is displayed within its specially commissioned cream and gilt commemorative tin, designed by Peter Windett and Sally Mangum. Read the full story at Chiswickauctions.co.uk. Link in bio. • #royals #royalfamily #princewilliam #duchessofcambridge #williamandkate #katemiddleton #wedding #cake #auction #josephlambethpiping

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