Food Hold Onto Your Fascinators, We Made a Unofficial Royal Wedding Cake Recipe

22:00  16 may  2018
22:00  16 may  2018 Source:   bonappetit.com

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And the corgis, the fascinator hats, the gossip columns, the big houses, the Range Rovers, the sold-out dresses, the ancient and outdated traditions, all of it! So I couldn’t be more elated to share this definitely unofficial royal wedding cake , three tiers Get the recipe for BA’s royal wedding cake

Using those scant details, I took it upon myself to make an unofficial royal wedding cake worthy of a royal wedding viewing party, since my invitation So I started with a basic vanilla layer cake recipe from Toronto patisserie (and wedding cake experts) Bobbette and Belle’s cookbook (, Viking)

It’s like my entire life has been leading up to this royal wedding. Oh wait, that’s what I said about the last one. I love the royals! And the corgis, the fascinator hats, the gossip columns, the big houses, the Range Rovers, the sold-out dresses, the ancient and outdated traditions, all of it! So I couldn’t be more elated to share this definitely unofficial royal wedding cake, three tiers and 12 layers of lemon-elderflower cake with raspberry filling, made for the occasion of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding by Bon Appétit’s own Claire Saffitz.

We only knew a few things about the real cake, which is in the hands of Violet Bakery’s Claire Ptak. Per Kensington Palace: “Prince Harry and Ms. Markle have asked Claire to create a lemon elderflower cake that will incorporate the bright flavours of spring. It will be covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers.”

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We Made Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Cake Based on Their Description. I started with a lemon curd cake base, adapted from this recipe from My Recipes . But instead of layering the cakes with curd as called for in the recipe , I used a mixture of elderflower liqueur, sugar

Here is the official recipe we used to use in the royal kitchens at Buckingham Palace to make the Chocolate Biscuit Cake that Prince William has chosen for his wedding cake . Slide the ring off the cake and turn it upside down onto a cake wire.

a piece of cake sitting on top of a table © Photo by Chelsie Craig, Food Styling by Claire Saffitz, Prop Styling by Emily Eisen

BA’s Claire took cues from Ptak’s style, a natural-edged buttercream frosting that has a homemade but woke-up-like- this beauty (the trick: use a bench scraper to apply). The sponge inside is soaked with St.-Germain elderflower liqueur and lemon juice, which gives it a fragrant, bright taste. All in all, the St.-Germain is very subtle (it doesn’t taste “boozy”). We recommend using the leftover liqueur in a Champagne cocktail.

a vase of flowers on a table © Photo by Chelsie Craig, Food Styling by Claire Saffitz, Prop Styling by Emily Eisen

We have instructions for a dramatic tiered version, if you’re going full Mrs. Patmore for this royal wedding. (If so, see you bright and early Saturday morning!) You can make the cake layers ahead and freeze them, and then assemble and frost it later. The base recipe makes two 10” cakes, which is more manageable than building a tiered cake, but still 4 total layers, because we’re not messing around, this is CAKE. Either way, you should probably eat it for breakfast, wearing something feathery on your head, while bidding furiously online for a commemorative mug—something, anything!—to remember this special moment. And it will be a special moment, if the cake signifies anything.

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This lemon and elderflower layer cake is worthy of a Royal wedding ! You can make a tiered cake , a layer cake or cupcakes following this recipe . Leave to cool in the tins for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a cooling rack. Make the lemon syrup: combine lemon and sugar in a saucepan and stir over

DIY | Stacked Wedding Cake Cookies + Giveaway. August 08, 2014. Jen Causey. By adding tiny amounts of water to your royal icing recipe it will slowly start to thin out. Then unfold the bag, only to fold it down into thirds so you can hold it in your hand – and pipe the frosting onto each cookie.

In the history of royal wedding cakes, as with royal everything, things have been stiff. The cake, per British custom dating back to pre-refrigeration days, is usually a dense, brick fruitcake that can be made months ahead. The frosting and decorations (royal seals and family insignia in marzipan) budge as little as the Queen’s Guard. They do. Not. Budge.

Exhibit A, the towering cake from Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding:

a white wedding cake © Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images

Fun fact: In 2015, a (frozen) slice of this fruitcake sold for $1,375 at auction, and another one is on the auction block in June.

Exhibit B, the 8-tiered fruitcake from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s 2011 wedding:

a large white cake sitting on top of a building © Photo by John Stillwell/PA Images via Getty Images

Fun fact: Per the cake’s baker, Fiona Cairns, they cut the cake and served it for breakfast before the wedding, which is why we don’t get to revel in wedding photos of royals awkwardly slicing cake together. And, uh, it “matured” for two months before the wedding. Again: fruitcake. The top tier of the cake was saved and served to lucky guests at Prince George’s christening in 2013.

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Make the syrup: 1. Combine roughly 1 part elderflower syrup and 2 parts hot water in a cup and mix well. These measurements don’t need to be exact, we just need to Spread some buttercream onto the surface, then repeat with another layer of cake , syrup, buttercream and then the final layer of cake .

Here is one of her recipes for a vintage glamour wedding cake , which includes the instructions for making the tamarind fruit cake batter, icing, cake decorations and assembly, so you too can make a cake fit for a royal wedding .

Which is why we’re more excited than usual for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s cake—an actual cake cake! Something fresh, actually delicious, and perishable. A reminder that some occasions are best celebrated in the moment, not decades later by the highest bidder. I still hope, however, that they eat it for breakfast.

Get the recipe for BA’s royal wedding cake:

Lemon and Raspberry Wedding Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

a piece of cake sitting on top of a table © Photo by Chelsie Craig, Food Styling by Claire Saffitz, Prop Styling by Emily Eisen

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See Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Stunning and 'Quintessentially British' Wedding Cake .
Now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially tied the knot, it’s time for dessert.&nbsp;Following the ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, the royal couple and all 600 guests made their way to the Grand Reception Room for the luncheon reception, where the menu includes Grilled English Asparagus wrapped in Cumbrian Ham and Garden Pea Panna Cotta with Quail Eggs — and, of course, a gorgeous wedding cake.

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