If you’ve got a sweet tooth and a couple thousand dollars lying around, you might be interested in an upcoming auction where a six-year-old slice of royal wedding cake is up for grabs.
When Prince William married Kate Middleton in April 2011, their wedding cake, created by chef Fiona Cairns, featured eight tiers representing 17 different flowers. Three of those tiers were removed, two of which were saved for “the future.” In October 2013, one of them was served at Prince George’s christening. At the time, Cairns told Hello! magazine she had a feeling one of the tiers would be served at the baptism: “We were always told that the cake would be saved for the future so we did assume. The past week has been so exciting for us. It’s always been a tradition and that’s why the cake was fruitcake, because after 30 months it’s even more delicious.”
At the couple’s wedding, the cake was cut into 650 slices and placed in a specially-designed cream and gold commemorative tin with a card and served to guests. It’s also how it will be presented when Chiswick Auction House auctions a slice off to the highest bidder on September 27.
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Fiona Cairns stands next to the Royal Wedding cake that she and her team at Fiona Cairns Ltd of Leicestershire made for Prince William and Catherine Middleton in the Picture Gallery of Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in central London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding and street parties are being held throughout the UK. . . #FionaCairns #RoyalWeddingCake #Weddingcake #FionaCairnsLtd #Leicestershire #BuckinghamPalace 29April2011 #marriage #London #pageantry #PrinceWilliam #Prince #William #DukeofCambridge #DuchessofCambridge #RoyalCouple #WilliamandKate #BritishMonarchy #Royals #RoyalFamily #Royalty #Monarchy #HouseofWindsor #British #Britain #webstagram #KensingtonPalace #GodSavetheQueen
This isn’t the first time a slice of Will and Kate’s wedding cake will be auctioned off. As Extra Crispy reports, a slice of the couple’s cake garnered $7,500 from Julien’s Auction House in 2014. A year later, a slice of Queen Elizabeth’s wedding cake from 1947 was auctioned off for less than $6,500.
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And according to The New Daily, in 2008, Julien’s sold a slice of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding cake for $6000.
It’s predicted that Kate and William’s cake will go for about $2,000 this time around.