The cake itself is still very much under wraps…but the baker behind Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding cake has offered royal fans a few tantalising glimpses of what might be unveiled when the pair wed on Friday.
London-based cake designer Sophie Cabot has spent months conceiving the red velvet and chocolate cake, which is set to be the centrepiece of Princess Eugenie’s wedding feast and inspired by their Kensington Palace cottage.
New photos released two days before the couple marry at St George’s Chapel in Windsor – in front of royals, the rich and the famous – show Cabot’s masterpiece will reflect the changing seasons.
Let’s get cracking! Baker Sophie Cabot, who’s been commissioned to create Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding cake has released photos of herself creating the celebratory creation, which everyone from celebrities to A-listers will feast on
The costume designer turned cake designer is seen painstakingly creating berries and sugarcraft flowers to go on the cake
That’s a lot of eggs! The London-based baker is seen at work, with vital ingredients including eggs, caster sugar and a crucial bowl of red colouring seen before her
Cabot describes her culinary creation as ‘special and unique’, and promises it will feature rich, autumnal colours and detailed sugar work.
It’s thought to have been inspired by the foliage surrounding Ivy Cottage, in the grounds of Kensington Palace, where the couple live together – a stone’s throw from this year’s other royal newlyweds, Meghan and Harry.
Ms Cabot, who was a costume designer before turning her hand to bespoke cake making, 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.’
Delicate silk leaves in autumnal colours will adorn the cake, reflecting the changing seasons at Windsor Castle
Mary Berry would approve: Tiny sugarcraft flowers are carefully laid out on tissue paper ahead of being added to the still under-wraps cake
The vital ingredient! Giving the cake its red velvet hue is a cup of maroon-coloured liquid
The royals, rich and famous will feast on the specially commissioned red velvet and chocolate cake, the design of which Sophie Cabot has been working on for months (Pictured Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at their engagement announcement in 2017)
The photos show Cabot knee-deep in industrial quantities of eggs, flour and caster sugar, with silk leaves in autumnal colours, berries and sugar-craft snowdrops carefully placed in boxes before adorning the cake.
The London-based star baker launched her business in 2014 and came to the attention of the couple after supplying specially-decorated biscuits to an event for the Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace programme for entrepreneurs.
Princess Eugenie, who is the Queen’s granddaughter and ninth in line to the throne, will marry Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, on Friday October 12.
Royal fans are eagerly awaiting their first glimpse of the Princess’ wedding dress on Friday, as the bride has kept details of the designer under wraps.
She has confirmed only that she has chosen a ‘British-based’ designer, prompting odds to be slashed on Erdem, a label she and other members of the royal family have long favoured for occasion wear.