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The Fascinating Reason Why British Royals Save the Top of Their Wedding Cake

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been shaking it up in terms of royal wedding traditions.

The Fascinating Reason Why British Royals Save the Top of Their Wedding Cake
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Though much about their big day is still under wraps, we do know the couple opted out of the traditional fruitcake served at royal weddings and decided to serve a lemon elderflower cake instead.

Prince William and Kate Middleton (and many generations before them!) had dutifully served the traditional dessert at their wedding.

It has also been rumored that the new royal couple will be hiring a very unorthodox vendor for the after party.

But will Prince Harry and Meghan break another tradition when it comes to their dessert?

Saving the top tier

Unlike American tradition where the cake top is saved (and stored in the back of the freezer) to be enjoyed on the first anniversary, the British royal family has a different purpose for saving their cake: to serve at their future children’s christenings.

How sweet! (Pun intended.)

According to Fiona Cairns, the baker of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding cake, the first tier was served at the christening of Prince George in 2013 and the second at Princess Charlotte’s in 2015.

It is still unknown if the third royal baby, Prince Louis, will also have a tier served at his christening.

In an interview with Town & Country, Cairns said that she “would like to be involved with third christening” as she was with the previous two royal children, but “doesn’t want to speculate.”

So will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle save the tiers of their lemon elderflower cake? It’s still too soon to tell. But it isn’t too soon to start baking a delicious Triple Layer Lemon Cake of our own to celebrate the couple’s upcoming celebration.

Source: RD.com


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