Princess Eugenie was so thrilled over her gorgeous wedding cake that honored her nuptials to Jack Brooksbank, she tweeted a pic of the stunning creation before guests had a chance to taste it!
The amazing looking fall-themed confection was shared with her followers on the royal family’s Twitter account.
The incredibly detailed cake is currently displayed at St. George’s Hall inside Windsor Castle. The newlyweds will cut into it and it will be served to their 850 guests at the royal event hosted by Eugenie’s grandmother.
The cake is a red velvet and chocolate stunner which was designed by London-based baker Sophie Cabot, according to the Duke of York’s official Twitter account. It reportedly was inspired by the rich colors of autumn.
The five-tiered cake is highlighted with decorative leaves and deep shades of orange, red, yellow, and green. It’s also embossed in gold with the letters E and J at the bottom.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) October 12, 2018
People Magazine reported that the details on the cake — sugar flowers and foliage, from ivy and acorns to white flowers and maple leaves — in July.
The magazine also noted that Cabot began baking the cake on Wednesday, October 10.
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 pic.twitter.com/GSkKrydlPN
— The Duke of York (@TheDukeOfYork) October 12, 2018
The cake required around 400 eggs, at least 53 packs of unsalted butter, 33 lbs. of organic self-rising flour and 44 lbs. of sugar, as well as vanilla essence, vanilla bean paste, and red food coloring reported People.
“With such a big cake you need to start well in advance especially with all the sugar work, so it was important to get going quite quickly,” the chef told People.
“Not one cake is ever the same and this was extra because of the time of year and they wanted to keep it so seasonal — it was a real joy,” said Cabot of the confection.
The princess and Brooksbank broke royal tradition by selecting a red velvet cake. In the history of royal nuptials, the dessert tends to stay traditional, so much so that the typical royal wedding cake flavor dates back to the Middle Ages and is always a fruitcake.
Taste of Home noted that the beauty of using a fruitcake for the royal wedding allows the baker more time to work on decorations. For Prince William and Kate Middleton’s 2011 wedding, the actual cake was baked in March, two months ahead of the couple’s May wedding, giving the cake two months to mature, and plenty of time to work on its intricate design.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also eschewed royal tradition and instead, served a lemon-elderflower cake.
Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank tied the knot in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in a service that was attended by close family and friends, including the bride’s royal grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.