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Apr 29, 2011 04:35 PM

THAT wedding cake

Because the cake plays fifth fiddle behind the dresses, hats, handsome men and beautiful women at the wedding today, the eight tiered cake with exceptionally beautiful designs deserves to be appreciated.

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  1. I'm diabetic so looking at it seems like a form of masocism. Anyway, Her dress was pretty.

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    1. re: syrup09

      The cake lives up to expectation. It's beautiful, intricate and detailed. Even though white wedding cakes are unpopular right now, it's still nice to occasionally see one done well. is there any fondant on the cake? If it's all buttercream, then that's an amazing feat.

      1. re: david t.

        It will be fondant. Traditional British wedding cakes are fruitcakes covered with marzipan and fondant.

        1. re: david t.

          White wedding cakes are now unpopular? Since when?

      2. It's a pretty object, but it doesn't really remind me of food.

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          1. re: jlafler

            In other news, the bride's gown did not look especially warm or comfortable. Sometimes it's okay for food to just be pretty. I enjoy finding an edible nasturtium in my salad, but let's not kid ourselves - nasturtiums don't taste like much. But they sure are pretty!

            1. re: small h

              Of all the edible flowers I have tasted, nasturtiums have the most and best flavor. Nice and peppery. The others surely didn't taste like much, but they're pretty, too!

              1. re: small h

                I don't think there's ever been a wedding dress made, especially for an occasion such as this, that was actually designed to be warm or comfortable.

                I did wonder if she was freezing...and saw she went for an angora cardigan for the reception.

                1. re: sunshine842

                  That was my point. Wedding dresses, like wedding cakes, have a value beyond the purely functional.

                  1. re: small h

                    Or they would just be called dresses and cakes.;-)

            2. THanks, that's the first I saw of the cake. it was lovely!

              1. How long until Robert Irvine takes credit for the cake?

                1. Oh come on you guys. That cake was a work of art. And, Fiona Cairns looks justifiably pleased and proud. In fact I think everything about the wedding was perfect. (Well, except for some of the outfits, but that's another story.)