Posts Tagged "cake"

Giant Royal Wedding Cake Unveiled in Central London

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

Yum Chaa: A Tea Bag Free Zone

Living in London, we’re used to doing everything at twice the normal speed – lunches on the go, speed-dating and of course, grabbing a quick morning brew. Newly opened tea shop Yum Chaa is encouraging us to slow down and …


The Camden Fringe: The Jokerists in London

The Camden Fringe bounces into town this August, bringing a month of brilliant comedy and theatre to London. We caught up with comedians The Jokerists, also known as Rose Watt, Holly Burns and Del Des Anges to find out about …