Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tiers Of Joy

Kate Middleton and Prince William have been decidedly low-key about the details of their upcoming nuptials—keeping mum on the dress, ixnaying the lavish stag party, and opting for a discreet car arrival in lieu of one by gilded carriage. And yet, there’s one royal realm where restraint doesn’t necessarily mean good taste—that of the wedding cake. Not only is more, well,more, in über-technical baking parlance, but there’s truly no precedent for a modest royal wedding cake. From Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III’s cathedral-esque tiers to Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer’s flower-sprouting temple, feel free to sufficiently drool over these regal examples.  

via Vanity Fair

 Grace Kelly's 1956

Princess Marina's of Greece 1934

Queen Elizabeth (then princess) 1923
For more photos and details...Vanity Fair