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Visit London celebrated the upcoming Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton by unveiling a giant wedding cake this morning.
The impressive 4ft (1.2m) cake is a replica of the famous St Bride’s Church in Fleet Street which provided the inspiration for the traditional tiered wedding cake used around the world today.
Here you can see the cake sharing the skyline with the real St Bride’s Church
Back in the 18th century, London-based baker’s apprentice Thomas Rich wanted to create something special for his wedding day so, taking the tall spire and steeple of St Bride’s Church as a model, he came up with the idea for a tiered cake.
This cake was provided by Sophisticake (who made the wedding cake for HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall). It was created using a medieval recipe which required a whopping 200 eggs, 120lb (54kg) of dried fruit and 18lb (8kg) of butter!
The cake will be donated to St Bride’s Church to share with its parish and support their charitable causes.
The Royal Wedding takes place on 29 April 2011 in London