King Charles, Camilla’s special wedding cake slice goes under the hammer
A chunk of King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla’s April 2005 marriage ceremony cake is about to go underneath the hammer at an upcoming public sale.
In keeping with Specific UK, a royal marriage ceremony memento tin containing a slice of cake from the royal marriage ceremony of then-Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles is predicted to fetch as much as £600 when it’s auctioned at Keys auctioneers in Aylsham, Norfolk, subsequent week.
The piece of cake in query comes from the couple’s massive fruitcake, which was put collectively for his or her historic marriage ceremony by Daybreak Blunden, proprietor of Sophisticake Cake Store in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.
In keeping with the bakery’s personal disclosure, the cake was constituted of 1,080 eggs and 20 bottles of brandy, with Blunden revealing that the then Prince of Wales Charles commissioned them to make the cake after tasting samples they’d on the market to him in had despatched to his Highgrove present store.
In keeping with Blunden, the chance got here after her son Darren, who had cooked for Charles, instructed him about his mom’s enterprise.
“A number of months later we had been requested to attend a gathering at Clarence Home in London to debate the marriage cake. As soon as we acquired the order, we had simply 4 weeks to plan, bake and enhance not solely the massive marriage ceremony cake ourselves, but in addition 2,500 further cake slices for particular commemorative tins, all in secret!” stated Blunden.
Tim Blyth of the Keys stated of the public sale: “With the accession of a brand new King and the next appointment of Prince William as the brand new Prince of Wales, curiosity in royal memorabilia could be very excessive for the time being and we anticipate energetic bidding for these two items of historical past .”