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Royal Wedding Cake recipe

post #1 of 28
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Here is the link to the recipe for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cake, which includes the instructions for making the tamarind fruit cake batter, icing, cake decorations and assembly. This recipe will feed 120-150 people. (The actual Royal Wedding Cake serves 850.)

http://abcnews.go.com/International/Royal_Wedding/royal-wedding-cake-recipe-pastry-chef-fiona-cairns/story?id=13459548
post #2 of 28
Am I the only one that thinks this cake doesn't sound very appetizing?? Especially for a wedding?
post #3 of 28
No, it sounds pretty gross to me, too
post #4 of 28
doesn't sound very tasty to me .........
post #5 of 28
A rich fruit cake is traditional in the UK and, in days gone by Australia. A good fruit cake is delicious. I think I'll try this recipe out and let you know icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 28
Definitely let us know how it turns out! I guess as a wedding cake its just odd. I'm an odd ball that LOVES a good fruitcake.

Like kathyx said, it is a traditional cake. Guess they could say the same thing about red velvet!
post #7 of 28
I am probably one of the few people in the world who like fruit cake. It's a big Christmas tradition in our family, and I get the job of making it.

My only qualm is how it must taste covered in icing/fondant. Just can't imagine that.
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post #8 of 28
I must be the minority here because I think is sounds pretty good. I like fruit cake, though I'm not sure about an entire wedding cake (I'm from the US) haha. Thanks for the recipe icon_smile.gif

kathyx1, I'll be looking forward to your update on the recipe icon_smile.gif
post #9 of 28
yes...whats bad about America is that they have their ways of making other countries or other places' things taste SO different and mislead many people on how the originals taste. I use to hate fruit cake because i had horrible ones but ever since I had one made by french chefs...I was in love, so I never say something is bad until I taste it...plus its funny how people just say something taste bad just by looking and reading about it. hahaha
post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by BecuzImAGurl

yes...whats bad about America is that they have their ways of making other countries or other places' things taste SO different and mislead many people on how the originals taste. I use to hate fruit cake because i had horrible ones but ever since I had one made by french chefs...I was in love, so I never say something is bad until I taste it...plus its funny how people just say something taste bad just by looking and reading about it. hahaha



You have totally hit the nail on the head! I'm a big advocate for trying different or what we would think are exotic foods....the don't knock it till you try it. Also, like you said about judging taste merely by reading the ingredients, you would be surprised what flavor combinations can go together.

It is a HUGE difference when you can get the authentic version though. I've had authentic Thai food and then Thai food at a restaurant and it's like night and day.
post #11 of 28
A rich fruit cake is delicious! And they've been everyone's wedding cake covered in fondant here for years and years - the only way I'd ever eaten fondant until recently. Not at all strange.
post #12 of 28
I love a good traditional fruit cake. It goes really well with fondant icing - I would say it goes with fondant way better than any other cake does.
post #13 of 28
My husband likes fruitcake, so I've tried quite a few recipes. And I must say that homemade is so much better than anything I've purchased.

This recipe sounds good and I'd try it as written at least once because I'm a candied ginger fan (peel not so much). icon_smile.gif
post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by BecuzImAGurl

yes...whats bad about America is that they have their ways of making other countries or other places' things taste SO different and mislead many people on how the originals taste. I use to hate fruit cake because i had horrible ones but ever since I had one made by french chefs...I was in love, so I never say something is bad until I taste it...plus its funny how people just say something taste bad just by looking and reading about it. hahaha



Right on. I'm always amazed when I see comments made about an unfamiliar food or recipe as being gross, awful, doesn't look tasty etc. The only way a recipe or food can be judged as being tasty or "gross" would be to try it.

People the world over have different traditions, they eat different foods than we do. Some of them make fruitcakes covered in marzipan, fondant, or royal icing for weddings instead of North American style cakes covered in buttercream, because its thier tradition. Why do some of us have such a need to mock that difference by saying its gross or awful?
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post #15 of 28
Count me in as another fruit cake fan. But am not as fond of brandy. Of course, one could always make some substitutions.
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