Of course, the tasty treat in question isn’t any old wedding cake. The fruitcake with white icing was designed by cake-maker Fiona Cairns with the Duchess of Cambridge's passion for flowers and their meanings in mind. It had eight tiers and was decorated with 900 sugar-paste flowers, with roses and apple bottoms included. It also featured 17 different types of foliage. According to Page Six, it cost a whopping $80,000.
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It is definitely a sight to behold and was the centerpiece of Kate and William's lavish reception at Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011. Unfortunately, though, being six years old, the cake isn’t actually edible.
The cake previously went up for auction on Wednesday, Sept. 27 through the UK's Chiswick Auction House with the guide price starting at $1,030. Another slice of the confection was previously sold in 2014 for around $10,300.
The winner of the slice (it's not been confirmed who won and how much they paid) of what is perhaps the most famous cake in British history was gifted it in a specially commissioned cream and gilt commemorative tin with a printed card that says, "With the best wishes from the TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in celebration of the wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge."
Royal fans have become more fascinated with Will and Kate's wedding cake now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle finally dished on theirs. The couple — who is set to wed on May 19 — will be breaking tradition by being the first royal pair not to serve fruitcake to their guests. Instead, they've opted for "a lemon elderflower cake that will incorporate the bright flavors of spring," which "will be covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers." We're sure somewhere down the line slices of their cake will be auctioned off too — and we'll probably place our bids!
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Parts of this post were written by Ellie Wiseman. It originally appeared on our sister site, Grazia Daily.