Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Would you like a slice of history!
A 137 year old slice of wedding cake to be precise.
Queen Victoria's daughter's wedding cake would have traditionally been cut into small slices, approximately and inch square, and the posted out to people who would not have been present at the wedding.
This truly odd heirloom can be bought at auction at Birmingham NEC, with a guide price of just £145!
The piece was once part of the cake made for Princess Louise, Queen Victoria's daughter when she married the Marquis of Lorne.
The cake rivalled any wedding cake seen in England, standing over 5ft tall and taking three months to bake, with a many, many hours of work.
It is thought that the base was decorated with white satin including the bride and groom's coats of arms, the cake was decorated with wreaths of orange blossoms and vases of flowers. The top tier had doves drinking from a fountain, statues and a temple.
I have searched everywhere and can't find even a sketch of this cake - if anyone know better - please let me know!!