March 27th, 2011
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Prince William and bride-to-be Kate Middleton's wedding may be full of all the pomp and ceremony of a traditional British state occasion, but when it comes to their wedding cake they've taken their inspiration from the United States.

Sweet-toothed Prince William has personally requested a "groom's cake" made of cookies and chocolate to be served alongside the couple's official wedding cake. The groom's cake is a wedding tradition associated with the southern United States.

Guests at the Buckingham Palace reception on April 29 will be able to choose between the "chocolate biscuit cake," as it is commonly known in the UK, and a classic fruitcake.

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  1. Melinda P

    I read yesterday, somewhere in another article on the royal wedding, that the groom's cake goes back to Victorian times – I think it was on the BBC website (and I assume they'd know if it was an old British tradition).

    May 3, 2011 at 3:32 am |
  2. el

    have they no shame

    April 29, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  3. ChocolateCentral

    Good for Prince William. He can start a new British tradition. I know they like fruitcake over there in England, but who needs all of those artificially flavored candied fruit when there is chocolate.

    March 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
  4. Snowbunny

    I'd "hit that" cake! :p

    March 28, 2011 at 11:24 am |
  5. ms yellarose

    That sounds really sweet. I'd love to try something like that. The bellyache would be worth the risk.

    March 28, 2011 at 11:20 am |
  6. Percy

    What does a wedding cake represent in a wedding and why is it the second most admired item, the bride being the first of course?

    March 28, 2011 at 10:54 am |
  7. Valerie

    I am sure this cake will be beautiful....the roses look REAL! Excited to see the finished cake!

    March 28, 2011 at 10:20 am |
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