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Royal wedding: Fans choose Kate and William's wedding cake

March 24, 2011 |  3:00 am

Prince William and Kate Middleton and Betty Crocker's cake suggestion Sure, some lucky British pastry whiz will likely craft Kate Middleton and Prince William's dessert masterpiece for their April 29 nuptials -- but the folks at Betty Crocker and the voting public had their fun too.

The chefs over in Betty's kitchen created four cakes for the couple's happy day, based on the bridal staples of something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.

The cakes went live on the Crocker Facebook page, and thousands of fans voted on their favorite slice. The winner? "Something Blue," a velvet cake recipe with marshmallow frosting and powdered sugar. 

Fun facts to know and tell: The color blue, in the wedding tradition, is said to signify love and loyalty. Kate has the color in spades, including her engagement stone (once worn by William's mother, Princess Diana) and the famous Issa dress she wore to announce her and William's engagement.

"With Will and Kate bringing a fresh approach to both their wedding and the monarchy, we feel it couldn’t be more fitting for this king and queen in the making," Crocker honcho Cheryl Welch said. 

Get some of Betty's suggestions on your own royal wedding party, and get the latest on the royal wedding from the Ministry. 


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Photo: Prince William and Kate Middleton cuddle in one of their official engagement portraits. Inset: the winning cake, "Royal Blue Velvet." Credit: Mario Testino / Betty Crocker