The decoration on the cake will apparently be symbolic flowers - the four flowers of the home nations - English rose, Scottish thistle, Welsh daffodil and Irish shamrock, 16 different blooms and foliage, each with its own symbolic meaning including, of course, a Sweet William flower, which means perfection and gallantry.
Kate's choice has caused a ripple of surprise from cake makers across the land as 'fruit cake is no longer fashionable' 'it's glitz, glamour and cup cakes' for the modern bride. Well good for Kate that she knows what she wants, I don't think you can't beat a classic, rich fruit cake. Besides, the custom of saving the top tier of the wedding cake for the christening of the first-born can't be done with a cup cake.
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