From Queen Victoria's 300-pound showstopper to Charles and Diana's towering confection, see the lavish wedding cakes from England's royal nuptials.

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson (1986)

Prepared at the Royal Navy Cookery School in Torpoint, England, this white- and yellow-iced cake incorporated five tiers, weighed 240 pounds, and reached five and a half feet tall. The marzipan cake recipe used 15 ingredients and featured rum, brandy, and port flavors.

Photo: Associated Press

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