Royal Wedding Cakes From Around The World

 

norway royal wedding cakeNorway’s Princess Martha Louise and her husband Ari Behn share the first piece of wedding cake May 24, 2002.Lise Aserud/Scanpix/Pool/Reuters

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.

Royals definitely don't skimp on any aspect of their weddings — including the cakes.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding cake, which was five feet tall and weighed 225 pounds, on July 29, 1981.AP

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.

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.

Two London constables stand guard over the official wedding cake of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, Nov. 16, 1947.AP Photo

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s cake was a little more understated, but no less intricate.

Prince William and Kate Middleton's cake was a little more understated, but no less intricate.

Fiona Cairns poses for a photograph with the wedding cake she and her team made for Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, April 29, 2011.John Stillwell/Pool/Reuters

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway had a seven-layer wedding cake.

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway had a seven-layer wedding cake.

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and his new wife Crown Princess Mette-Marit cut their seven-layer wedding cake during their wedding reception at the Royal Castle in Oslo August 25, 2001.Scanpix/Pool/Terje Bendiksby/Reuters

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco’s cake was topped with a cornucopia, flowers, and an explosion of stars.

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco's cake was topped with a cornucopia, flowers, and an explosion of stars.

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco cut the cake during the religious ceremony of the Royal Wedding, in the main courtyard at Prince’s Palace on July 2, 2011 in Monaco.Eric Mathon/Palais Princier/Getty Images

Royals also really like cutting their wedding cakes with swords.

Royals also really like cutting their wedding cakes with swords.

Jordan’s Crown Prince Hamzeh bin Hussein and his bride Princess Noor cut their wedding cake at a gala dinner in the Red Sea port of Aqaba late May 28, 2004.Stringer/Reuters

It definitely adds a certain flair.

It definitely adds a certain flair.

Princess Maxima and Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander prepare to slice the wedding cake at the royal palace in Amsterdam, February 2, 2002. Some 1,750 guests attended the marriage of Queen Beatrix’s eldest son in the 600-year-old Nieuwe Kerk church.Joroen van der Meyden/Handout Royal Palace/Reuters

Because a towering edible masterpiece clearly isn’t magnificent enough.

Because a towering edible masterpiece clearly isn't magnificent enough.

Jordan’s Prince Rashid bin El Hassan and his bride Princess Zeina cut their wedding cake during a ceremony at the Bassman Palace in Amman July 22, 2011.Yousef Allan/Royal Palace Handout/Reuters

Might as well use the ceremonial sword for something.

Might as well use the ceremonial sword for something.

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel, Duke of Vastergotland cut their wedding cake during the Wedding Banquet at the Royal Palace on June 19, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden.Jonas Ekstromer/Pool/Getty Images

The cake stand can also be a work of art.

The cake stand can also be a work of art.

Swedish Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip cut the wedding cake during their wedding in the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden, June 13, 2015.Anders Wiklund/TT News/Reuters

Hopefully, they taste as good as they look.

Hopefully, they taste as good as they look.

Norway’s Princess Martha Louise and her husband Ari Behn share the first piece of wedding cake May 24, 2002.Lise Aserud/Scanpix/Pool/Reuters

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