Courtesy of Elizabeth Hodes Custom Cakes
  • Royal Wedding Cake Sketches

    Top bakers design possible wedding cakes for Prince Will and Kate's royal wedding. Here at five feet tall stands a cake by Elizabeth Hodes Custom Cakes. The unicorn and lion from Prince Will's coat of arms are rendered in gumpaste, and are fashioned into pillars. The base of each tier is studded with sugar gems and pearls, with a molded sugar recreation of the royal crown as a topper.
    Courtesy of Elizabeth Hodes Custom Cakes
  • Royal Wedding Cake Sketches

    This cake by Lulu Cake Boutique is inspired by the House of Windsor's coat of arms, which includes a wreath of gold acorns and leaves, this design's octagonal tiers are covered with a leaf-and-acorn pattern rendered in hand-painted edible gold leaf. The centre part is a three-dimensional version of the wreath, hand-sculpted from white chocolate and painted with gold leaf.
    Courtesy of Lulu Cake Boutique
  • Royal Wedding Cake Sketches

    This design took inspiration from the architecture of Buckingham Palace, with its detailed flourishes piped in royal icing and painted in gold leaf. The middle tier displays Kate and Will's monogram, while handmade sugar daffodils complete the regal look.
    Courtesy of Cake Coquette
  • Royal Wedding Cake Sketches

    This modern design has hexagonal-shaped tiers which are accented with fondant draping in sapphire blue, the color of Kate's famous engagement dress. Each drape has gold sugar buttons embossed with Prince Will's coat of arms. A pattern inspired by the Spencer tiara (which Princess Diana wore on her wedding day) is piped along the bottom of the tiers.
    Courtesy of Studio Cake Design
  • Royal Wedding Cake Sketches

    This architecture of Westminster Abbey, where Kate and Will are to marry on April 29, provide the inspiration for this cake. The abbey's stained glass rose window is the focal point, and is made with melted sugar. A handmade three-dimensional crown is perched regally on the top.
    Courtesy of Shelly's Cake Studio
  • Royal Wedding Cake Sketches

    Here we have a cake covered in fondant bows and royal icing in a quilted pattern. Prince William's coat of arms is on the second tier, made from handcut pieces of fondant.
    Courtesy of Pink Cake Box
  • Royal Wedding Cake Sketches

    This colorful cake pays homage to the couple's springtime nuptials. Each tier is adorned with hundreds of handmade sugar flowers with significance to the royal family, including daffodils (the national flower of Wales), lily of the valley (a traditional favorite of the royal family), and English bluebells (which carpet the English countryside and herald the coming of spring).
    Courtesy of Colette's Cakes
  • Royal Wedding Cake Sketches

    This feminine design by Cake Suite includes Prince William's coat of arms and royal monogram. The domed top tier is designed to look like a royal crown, while the second tier displays an all-white fondant version of Westminster Abbey's rose window.
    Courtesy of Cake Suite
  • Royal Wedding Cake Sketches

    Inspired by the Belle Epoque décor of Buckingham Palace, this ornate design is covered in pale moss green-colored fondant. The gumpaste bas relief architectural moldings are painted in 24k edible gold. The center tier depicts a salon style "mirror" made from melted sugar. The entire confection is adorned with fresh flowers, including pale green roses, hydrangeas, and chrysanthemums.
    Courtesy of Cake Opera Co.
  • Royal Wedding Cake Sketches

    This six-tier cake is covered with cascading sugar flowers, including English roses (the British national flower), lily of the valley and myrtle. In a tradition started by Queen Victoria, royal brides carry a sprig of myrtle in their bouquets. The white fondant tiers are "brush embroidered" with a daffodil and scroll design.
    Courtesy of Ana Parzych Custom Cakes
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