February 18th, 2011
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What kind of cake do you serve at the wedding of the century?

Betty Crocker set to find out, producing four elaborate and elegant wedding cakes, designed with Prince William and Kate Middleton in mind.

“There’s a shared excitement on a global level in anticipation of the upcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton,” said Cheryl Welch, director of Betty Crocker Kitchens and Food Content. “At Betty Crocker, we were inspired by the British phrase, ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,’ and created four show-stopping wedding cakes that we think capture the spirit of this Royal Wedding.”

Each cake is unique in its own way.

To epitomize “something old,” this wedding cake took its inspiration from a vintage chandelier, complete with majestic tiers and gilded accents. Even more, this special cake can be suspended from the ceiling.

The “something new” cake looks like a British topiary but is covered in sweets, including frosted sugar cookies and petit fours.

For a wedding cake that symbolizes “something borrowed,” pie crust is the star. The cake gets its inspiration from a royal china pattern, and the pie crust is used to create accents, such as birds.

The “peek-a-blue” cake, used to represent “something blue,” makes use of a peacock feather design and is comprised of royal blue velvet cake – like red velvet cake, but blue.

“Betty Crocker has helped brides for generations through her cookbooks and do-it-yourself cake recipes,” Welch said. “In anticipation of the upcoming royal wedding, we wanted to provide inspiration to consumers to create their own special memories at home as they tune in to watch the celebration.”

After the wedding, Betty Crocker will offer ideas for a cake inspired by the actual wedding cake that Will and Kate eat on their big day.

Royalty and cake fans alike can vote for their favorite wedding cake at BettyCrocker.com/RoyalWedding until March 18. The winning cake will be announced on March 23, about a month before the royal wedding is to take place.

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  1. ALJO

    Looking at these, I found myself wishing my son and soon to be dil could afford something from Ace of Cakes!

    February 20, 2011 at 9:28 pm |
  2. randomvan

    more interesting stuff about wedding at http://www.squidoo.com/british-royal-wedding-spirit

    british royal wedding

    February 19, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
  3. jillmarie

    I love the ideas! I'd love to see the pictures of the cakes. I love the use of royal blue, and using pie crust as "borrowed" is clever, as is the chandelier shape.

    February 19, 2011 at 10:08 am |
  4. Evil Grin

    Pretty creative. The something blue cake is pretty interesting. So is the pie crust cake.

    February 18, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
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