Let them eat cake! Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have just said their "I Do's" and now it's time to party! While we loved seeing the the star-studded guest list and the bride's gown, we might be most excited about seeing the couple's wedding cake!
The Duke of York shared a first look at the couple's delicious wedding cake on Instagram, writing in a caption, "Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s Wedding Cake, a red velvet and chocolate Cake designed by London-based baker Sophie Cabot, has been inspired by the rich colours of autumn. #RoyalWedding"
The stunning confection appears to be four tiers of cake, covered in a white icing and decorated with the fall foliage and the couple's monogram.
Over the weekend, the palace revealed that Eugenie's chosen cake designer, Sophie Cabot, will be creating a lavish red velvet and chocolate confection for the event. "Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Brooksbank have asked London based cake designer Sophie Cabot to make their wedding cake," read a press release. "The red velvet and chocolate cake will be a traditional cake, with a modern feel. It will incorporate the rich colours of autumn in its design and will be covered with detailed sugar work including ivy."
According to People, Cabot has been busy baking the royal wedding cake, having arrived at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday. The two-day operation has been anything but easy—the cake has to feed a reported 850 wedding guests at the Queen's luncheon reception, after all!—with the expert baker using 400 eggs, 53 packs of unsalted butter, 33 pounds of organic self-rising flour, and 44 pounds of sugar to create the confection. Other ingredients in the cake include vanilla essence, vanilla bean paste, and red food coloring. Cabot included hand-painted autumnal designs on her masterpiece.
According to People, Cabot, 33, told reporters that she feels “very honored" about being chosen to bake the big-day dessert. "The couple were very relaxed, very comfortable," she said of the tasting. "I got the feeling the cake was something they were very excited about."
“I am incredibly excited to be given this wonderful opportunity to create such a special and unique cake," said the baker. "It has been lovely working with Princess Eugenie and Jack and I really hope they enjoy the cake on the day.”