Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium Commissioned to Recreate Royal Wedding Cake.

Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium Commissioned to Recreate Royal Wedding Cake.
Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium Commissioned to Recreate Royal Wedding Cake.

Delighted to share with you all that 5 Star Wedding Directory’s member Elizabeth’s  Cake Emporium was commissioned to recreate a royal wedding cake!

Elizabeth’s  Cake Emporium is absolutely thrilled to announce that a few months ago, we were commissioned by Searcys to create a modern version of the wedding cake for Queen Victoria’s granddaughter, Princess Maud of Wales. 

Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium Commissioned to Recreate Royal Wedding Cake.
Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium Commissioned to Recreate Royal Wedding Cake.

The Process When we were approached to design and create this cake, we dug into the archives and found a sketch and feature in Tatler magazine about the royal wedding cake which provided us with a great reference image.

The royal wedding was such a big occasion that it brought the company’s founder, John Searcy, out of retirement in 1896. Now, Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium has recreated the cake for the company’s 175th celebration by adding a modern twist.

Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium Commissioned to Recreate Royal Wedding Cake.
Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium Commissioned to Recreate Royal Wedding Cake.

The original cake was a two-tier cake on a raised pedestal surrounded by sugar angels and lions, with cherubs holding the basket topper aloft. The cake was also adorned with sugar roses, other sugar flowers, sugar leaves, sugar berries and sugar fruit. It also featured the royal crests of Britain and Denmark.

The first step in our creative process was the cake design. We knew we wanted a grand wedding cake fit for a princess so we opted for a 7-tier cake with the bottom two tiers entirely covered with sugar flowers, sugar cherubs we created special moulds for, sugar fruit and sugar leaves. 

For the rest of the streamlined tiers, we kept the intricate latticework design on the cake, trimming the bottom and top edges of each tier with gold piping. We also used certain sugar flowers for their symbolic meaning such as daisies for innocence, purity and humility, and of course, the rose national flower of England,  with its long tradition within English symbolism.

The creation of this royal wedding cake took over 200 hours of solid work at Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, where we hand made over 5,000 individual sugar flowers, petal by petal, the sugar leaves, the cherubs and the sugar fruit.

We also sourced different cherub moulds and also created larger custom moulds, sculpting the shapes before casting them using food-safe silicone.

The Result

The result was a stunning 4-foot-tall wedding cake nearly 3 feet wide topped with a basket shape filled with sugar flowers and sugar fruit. John created everything out of sugar and I did the same, from the intricate quilted basketweave design to the sugar flowers, fruit and sugar cherubs.

Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium Commissioned to Recreate Royal Wedding Cake.
Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium Commissioned to Recreate Royal Wedding Cake.

In keeping with most extravagant weddings at the time, the cake flavour was a fruit cake, Dundee cake, although the cake is available in other flavour preferences.

Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium Commissioned to Recreate Royal Wedding Cake.
Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium Commissioned to Recreate Royal Wedding Cake.

The cake will travel across Searcy’s restaurants throughout the summer starting on 17 May which is National Baking Day. Diners will be able to have a sample at venues including 116 Pall Mall, The Pump Room in Bath, St Pancras Brasserie, and Searcys at the Gherkin.

A Little More About Princess Maud’s Wedding

Princess Maud wed Prince Carl of Denmark in the Private Chapel at Buckingham Palace on July 22nd 1896. Guests at the wedding included Queen Victoria, the grandmother of the bride, the Prince and Princess of Wales, her parents, and the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark. Carl and Maud were offered the crown of Norway in 1905 and accepted after a referendum showing popular support for their rule. They became King Haakon VII and Queen Maud on November 18th 1905.

Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium Commissioned to Recreate Royal Wedding Cake.
Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium Commissioned to Recreate Royal Wedding Cake.

The cake wasn’t the only thing considered extravagant at the wedding. The bride, the daughter of the future King Edward VII (Prince Edward at the time), wore an extravagantly designed wedding dress. Made from white satin, the dress was adorned with chiffon flowers at the skirt hem and had a long train bordered with orange blossoms. It’s believed the waist was embroidered with silver and diamonds and the bride’s veil measured 6.4 m (21 feet) in length.

The Princess Maud Wedding cake can be made to order for any wedding celebrations by contacting us at [email protected] or by calling 07958069116
Visit www.elizabethscakeemporium.com to see more of our incredible cakes.