The Royals

Dig In! Royal Wedding Cakes

From Charles and Di's towering showstopper to Will and Kate's fruitcake, feast your eyes on these over-the-top confections


Not just one cake would do for Prince Charles and Princess Diana, who served 27 at their July 29, 1981, wedding. While most were donated by royal watchers, the couple's official cake was prepared by chef David Avery of the Royal Naval Cookery School. Topping out at more than 5 feet high, the cake was adorned with both the Prince and his family's royal coat of arms, the couple's first initials and a spray of roses, lilies of the valley and orchids.