Kate and Will's Wedding Feast
Delicious to the last mouthful!
29th April 2011
The Queen is giving a lunchtime Reception at Buckingham Palace for around 650 guests drawn from the Wedding Service congregation, representing the Couple’s official and private lives.
Guests will be served a selection of canapés, including:
Guests will be served Pol Roger NV Brut Réserve Champagne with a selection of other soft and alcoholic drinks.
The wedding cake and a chocolate biscuit cake will also be served at the Reception. The wedding cake, designed by Fiona Cairns, is made from 17 individual fruit cakes (12 of which form the base) and has eight tiers. The cake has been decorated with cream and white icing using the Joseph Lambeth technique. There are up to 900 individually iced flowers and leaves of 17 different varieties decorated on the cake. A garland design around the middle of the cake matches the architectural garlands decorated around the top of the Picture Gallery in Buckingham Palace, the room in which the cake will be displayed. The chocolate biscuit cake was created by Mcvitie’s Cake Company using a Royal Family recipe at the special request of Prince William.
During the course of the Reception, Governors-General and Prime Ministers of Realm Countries will be presented to The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and the Bridal Couple. The Reception will include the cutting of the wedding cake and some speeches. Guests at the reception will be entertained by Claire Jones, the official Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales.
All the ingredients for the canapés have been carefully sourced from Royal Warrant holding companies using UK-based ingredients. These include:
Approximately 10,000 canapés have been prepared by a team of 21 chefs, led by Royal Chef Mark Flanagan.
*Courtesy of OfficialRoyalWedding2011.org
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