Royal weddings are extravagant affairs, and the cakes are no exception. Baked by hardworking teams of the finest chefs, they’re often made of multiple layers weighing hundreds of pounds, decorated with intricate flowers and delicate swirls of icing, and displayed on artful stands.
We’ve already looked at how gorgeous royal wedding dresses look around the world. Now, here are 11 of the most incredible royal wedding cakes.
Royals definitely don’t skimp on any aspect of their weddings — including the cakes.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip’s wedding cake in 1947 weighed 500 pounds, stood at nine feet tall, and took two weeks to make.
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s cake was a little more understated, but no less intricate.
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway had a seven-layer wedding cake.
Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco’s cake was topped with a cornucopia, flowers, and an explosion of stars.
Royals also really like cutting their wedding cakes with swords.
It definitely adds a certain flair.
Because a towering edible masterpiece clearly isn’t magnificent enough.
Might as well use the ceremonial sword for something.
The cake stand can also be a work of art.
Hopefully, they taste as good as they look.