↳ William and Catherine’s eight tiered wedding cake.
Made by Fiona Cairns, it was a traditional fruit cake with elements from the Joseph Lambeth technique and decorated in cream, white icing and 900 delicate sugar-paste flowers that not only mimicked the architecture of Buckingham Palace but also each represented something meaningful.
– At Catherine’s request over 17 different flowers were used for their symbolism. These included:
▸ White rose – symbol of england.
▸ Daffodil – symbol of wales.
▸ Shamrock – symbol of ireland.
▸ Thsitle – symbol of scotland
Acorns, oak leaf - strength, endurance.
▸ Myrtle - love.
▸ Ivy - wedded love, marriage.
▸ Lily of valley - sweetness and humility.
▸ Sweet william – grant me one smile.
▸ Honeysuckle - the bond of love.
▸ Apple blossom - preference, good fortune.
▸ White heather - protection, wishes will come true.
▸ Jasmine (white) - amiability.
▸ Daisy - innocence, beauty, simplicity.
▸ Orange blossom - marriage, eternal love, fruitfulness.
▸ Lavender - ardent attachment, devotion, success, and luck.