Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge celebrated their 2011 wedding with a large fruit cake. This type of cake is traditional for royal weddings and includes dried fruits, chopped walnuts and chopped dates to produce a hearty dessert. In total, it was three feet high and had eight layers. The most shocking statistic of all? It weighed 220 pounds. However, Prince William and Kate Middleton had a second wedding cake that featured a surprise ingredient loved by Britons and was smaller than their official wedding cake. Any guesses as to what’s involved?
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William and Kate’s official wedding cake was the showstopper. The fruitcake was not only big in size and weight, but also gorgeous in design.
The couple’s monogram was placed in front of the dessert.
Back then, each tier of the cake had different flower designs, all made of sugar, reported bridal magazine. Each represents the national flowers of the United Kingdom nations, including lily of the valley, Irish shamrock, English rose, Scottish thistle and Welsh daffodil.
The price of this fabulous dessert? Brides reported that it was estimated to be worth around $80,000.
The Surprising Ingredients in Prince William’s Wedding Cake
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In comparison to his and Kate’s wedding cake, Prince William requested his groom’s cake be made with a cake that contained the flavors of his childhood favourites.
NS Royal Collection Trust The ingredients of William’s Chocolate Biscuit Cake were revealed, and surprisingly, its base consisted of Rich Tea Biscuits, a cookie beloved by Britons as a snack with tea or coffee.
William reportedly loved a classic dessert called tiffin cake. This dessert was one he wanted to replicate for his groom’s cake.
Brides Magazine reported that McVity’s Cake Company created a square, three-tiered chocolate biscuit cake topped with a chocolate ganache and decorated with chocolate leaves and white chocolate dahlias for the prince.
William’s Chocolate Biscuit Wedding Cake Is Surprisingly Easy to Make
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William’s Chocolate Biscuit Cake is surprisingly easy to make at home.
Its simple ingredients include rich tea biscuits, unsalted butter, castor sugar, dark chocolate and hot water.
Rich tea biscuits are plain in taste, making them suitable for hot drinks or eating with butter or jam.
For sugarcane, all you need is dark chocolate and whipping cream.
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Making cake at home couldn’t be easier.
Grease a springform pan and line with parchment paper, so the cake doesn’t stick to the edges.
Take the biscuits and break them into small pieces about an inch or so in size. Keep the broken biscuits in a separate bowl.
Combine butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until fluffy. Melt the chocolate in small steps in the microwave until completely liquid. Then, pour the chocolate into the butter and sugar mixture.
Add water and biscuit pieces to this mixture. Knead well. Take the mixture and push it into the shape evenly. Keep in the fridge to cool and harden.
Heat the cream in a pot till it boils. Add chopped dark chocolate and mix to combine.
Remove the cake from its springform pan and place it on a wire rack on a baking sheet to catch the excess topping.
Pour ganache over cake. Let stand until sugarcane is set. Decorate as desired.