Buckingham Palace has revealed details about Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding cake ahead of their marriage ceremony next week.
London-based cake designer Sophie Cabot has been asked to bake the cake for the special occasion.
Miss Cabot was discovered by the couple through the Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace and was personally requested.
The cake will encompass a red velvet and chocolate cake, inspired by the rich colours of autumn.
Upon announcement of the news, Sophie Cabot said: “I am incredibly excited to be given this wonderful opportunity to create such a special and unique cake. It has been lovely working with Princess Eugenie and Jack and I really hope they enjoy the cake on the day.”
Miss Cabot was once a costume designer and her theatrical flare comes through on her cakes. She is known for her love of sugar flowers and hand-painted cakes.
Eugenie and Jack were engaged in Nicaragua while on holiday at the beginning of 2018. She and Mr Brooksbank met at the Swiss resort of Verbier where Eugenie was on a family vacation celebrating her father’s 50th birthday. Mr Brooksbank is now manager of Mahiki, a nightclub in Mayfair but before that, he worked at Chelsea’s Admiral Codrington pub, then the Markham Inn. In a past interview with the Daily Mail, he said that his future dream is to open a line of pubs.
Following in the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Eugenie and Jack have invited 1,200 people from across the United Kingdom to the grounds of Windsor Castle to share the experience of their special day.
A palace spokesperson said: “The attendees will view the arrival of the congregation and Members of the Royal Family, listen to a live broadcast of the Marriage Service and watch as the Bride and Groom depart St George’s Chapel at the end of the ceremony.”
Once the service has ended, the newly married couple will undertake a short carriage procession through part of Windsor High Street.
The carriage will process through the grounds of Windsor Castle, departing via Castle Hill to proceed along part of the High Street before returning to the Castle via Cambridge Gate.
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