A royal treat!
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
If your invitation to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding got lost in the post, then you’ll be thrilled to hear that you can now get your hands on some of the famous tiered cake from their big day. No, really.
The couple are auctioning off a portion of their actual wedding cake to the highest bidder, and while shelling out hundreds – more likely, thousands – of pounds to tuck into a piece of cake that’s older than Prince George sounds disgusting, who doesn’t want to a proper slice of royal history?
According to Yahoo, a piece of the eight-tier fruitcake designed by Fiona Cairns will be sold to the person with the sweetest tooth and biggest bank account at Chiswick Auction House next month. The original bake boasted seventeen different types of flowers, a request from Kate herself, and those that feature on the fourth tier were said to be replications of some architectural features at the royal estate.
It was the centrepiece of their wedding reception at Buckingham Palace back in 2011, and it reportedly took around five weeks to make from start to finish. The part that is being offered to the public will come in a special cream and gold tin, just like those that were given to guests to keep their cake slices safe on the day.
The auction will start at approximately £800, so if you’ve got a fair bit in your savings and you’re free on September 27th, pop to the auction and try your luck. The auction is aiming to raise the money for charity, so your cash is going to a good cause.
But considering that a piece of royal cake sold for £8,000 just three years ago, you’ll probably have to sacrifice any dreams you have of getting on the property ladder if you want it.