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Dispensing with a customary English wedding fruitcake, Prince Edward and his bride selected a seven-tier Devil’s Food cake for their June 19, 1999 wedding. Topped with tennis rackets (in a nod to the fund-raiser where the couple met), the 10-ft. tall confection took baker Linda Fripp and her staff 515 hours to create. Continuing to break with tradition, the Earl and Countess of Wessex cut their cake prior to serving dinner – something that was downright 21st century.
Spirits were very high at the July 23, 1986, wedding of Prince Andrew and Duchess Fergie, who served their guests a 5½-ft. marzipan and rum-soaked cake. The towering treat, which was prepared at the navy supply school HMS Raleigh, featured 15 ingredients, including rum, brandy and port, and was large enough to be cut into 2,000 slices. This lavish six tier royal iced design stood over seven feet tall adorned with trailing fresh flower cascades in white and soft pink. The design was inspired by the society wedding styles and fashion of the late nineteenth century