The royal wedding cake: what you want to know

According to "The Telegraph," the official wedding cake for Prince William and Kate Middleton will be created by Fiona Cairns, whose sweet treats are sold in Harrods and Selfridges department stores. Cairns, 56, was contacted by William's office in February and asked to make the couple's wedding cake. She has also made cakes for Paul McCartney and Pink Floyd. 

The royal wedding cake will be a multi-layered fruit cake with a floral design. One of the themes of the cake will be the four flowers of Great Britain: English rose, Scottish thistle, Welsh daffodil and Irish shamrock.

The baker did not say how many tiers the cake will have, but she did reveal it would include a range of ingredients, including dried fruit such as raisins as well as walnuts, cherries, grated oranges and lemon, French brandy and free range eggs. The cake, says Cairns, will be cream and white in color. Although the design is traditional, the cake is also "quite delicate and modern," she says.

Prince William has also requested an alternative treat--a McVities chocolate biscuit cake.

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