September 21, 2021

The wedding cake of Prince Charles and Princess Diana is up for auction 40 years later

All aspects of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding were amazingly and meticulously crafted, including their cake. The next royal couple had a total of 27 wedding cakes, provided by the official Navy Armed Forces.

David Avery, head baker at the Royal Naval Kitchen School in Chatham Kent, spent more than 14 weeks on a five-foot-long layer of fruit cake. The cake was made in the same way when someone was hurt. The Prince of Wales’ coat of arms and the Spencer family branch decorated the 225-pound cake.

A piece of 40-year-old wedding cake was carefully preserved and will be auctioned off soon. A 28-ounce piece of cake, wrapped in plastic inside a decorative ton for four decades, will go up for auction on August 11. The iced piece is 8 inches by 7 inches, and is decorated with a white marzipan base. A Chinese fax of the ancient royal coat of arms in blue, red, and gold.

The treat, which is rare for collectors, was actually a gift from Myra Smith, the Queen Mother, the bride’s late grandmother, who was then a Clarence House maid. She placed the slices in a tin of flower cakes labeled, “Handle with care – Prince Charles and Princess Diane.” [sic] “Wedding Cake with Date 29/7/81”.

Smith sold it to a Friday dealer in 2008, who is now putting it up for auction, where it is expected to fetch 500. In addition to the cake slices, a number of items will be auctioned off at the event, including the Order of Service and the royal wedding breakfast program.

This was stated by Chris Albury of Dominic Winter Auctions in the United Kingdom Huffington Post That piece “looks just as good as it was originally sold,” however, he advised “against eating it.”

In addition to the famous wedding cake, Charles and Diana had 26 other cakes at their wedding on July 29, 1981. One of the other wedding cakes was made by Belgian pastry chef SG Sander, known as the “Cake Maker for Kings”. Another cake was made by chef Nicholas Lodge, who had previously made the Queen Mother’s 80th birthday cake and was also commissioned to make a Kirsting cake for Prince Harry.

Princess Diana and Prince Charles wedding cake
A well-preserved piece of Princess Diana and Prince Charles wedding cake
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