The most famous royal cakes

Royal wedding cakes throughout history have weighed anything from 300lbs to over 500lbs. And after designs are drawn up, chefs will spend hours building each tier before it is assembled in situ. For The Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton in 2011, chef Fiona Cairns created 900 delicate sugar-paste flowers to decorate the couple’s wedding cake, taking her team five weeks to prepare.