A red velvet and chocolate cake is set to be the centrepiece of Princess Eugenie's wedding feast. It is being crafted by London-based cake designer Sophie Cabot, who described it as "special and unique", featuring rich autumn colours and detailed sugar work. Princess Eugenie, who is the Queen's granddaughter and ninth in line to the throne, will marry Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel , Windsor, on Friday October 12. Ms Cabot, who was a costume designer before turning her hand to bespoke cake making, said: "I am incredibly excited to be given this wonderful opportunity to create such a special and unique cake. "It has been lovely working with Princess Eugenie and Jack and I really hope they enjoy the cake on the day." She launched her business in 2014 and came to the attention of the couple after supplying specially-decorated biscuits to an event for the Duke of York's [email protected] programme for entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, the wedding service itself will feature a personal … [Read more...] about Princess Eugenie’s wedding cake flavour has finally been revealed
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I read with interest the news that guests at Prince Louis’ recent christening were served slices of cake from Wills and Kate’s wedding seven years ago. Granted, their cake was a fruitcake, which has alcohol in it so that it keeps better than a standard American wedding cake. But it started me down a wormhole in which I discovered that some people bid on old slices of cake from royal weddings, as in this auction last month that featured slices from the nuptials of Charles and Diana, Andrew and Fergie, and Charles and Camilla, all going for hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. The auction house’s CEO stressed, though: “They’re not edible.” Few of us have attended actual royal weddings (my wedding dress was $50 off the rack at Nordstrom), but many people partake in their own version of this royal ritual: saving the top layer of the wedding cake to pull out a year later for the first anniversary (if the couple makes it that far… fingers … [Read more...] about Is it safe to save your wedding cake for future anniversaries?
Everyone can relax: Jake Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop wants you to know that he does not discriminate, even though he refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple and then went all the way to the Supreme Court to appeal his case after the Colorado Civil Rights Division and the Colorado Court of Appeals found that he had illegally discriminated against the couple. I’m relieved, frankly. The Denver-based baker spoke with Today’s Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb following the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling in his favor. Kotb asked Phillips about his response to critics who believe that he is discriminatory and is comparable to businesses that might not have provided services to an interracial couple 50 years ago. “I don’t discriminate against anybody,” said Phillips. “I serve anybody that comes in my shop. I just want to say again: I don’t create cakes for every message that people ask me to create.” Kotb followed up, saying, … [Read more...] about Baker Who Wouldn’t Make Wedding Cake for Gay Couple: ‘I Don’t Discriminate’
The Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a Christian baker in Colorado who refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, citing religious beliefs. In 2012, Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins went into Masterpiece Cakeshop, owned by baker Jack Phillips, and asked him to create a wedding cake for them. As that state did not honor same-sex marriage at the time, the pair intended to get married in Massachusetts and then throw a reception back in their home of Colorado. Although Phillips, a devout Christian, said he would make a birthday cake or even a shower cake for the pair, he refused to fulfill the wedding cake request. Craig and Mullins investigated and found that they were not the first same-sex pair the bakery had denied. The Supreme Court decision states that the pair then filed a discrimination complaint against the bakery, which opened up an investigation with the Colorado Civil Rights Division. The case was argued in December 2017, and was just ruled on, with the court … [Read more...] about Supreme Court sides with baker who refused to make same-sex wedding cake
On Monday, the Supreme Court sided with a Colorado baker who had refused to create a cake for a gay couple. In Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case that saw LGTBQ rights chafe against claims of religious freedom, the court ruled that the state of Colorado violated the baker’s rights under the Free Exercise Clause. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the 7-2 majority opinion. In it, he argued that while “few persons who have seen a beautiful wedding cake might have thought of its creation as an exercise of protected speech,” that the cake was an example of such speech. Kennedy was joined in the majority by Justices Roberts, Breyer, Alito, Kagan, Gorsuch and Thomas. Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor dissented. The origins of the case date to 2012, when the newly engaged couple David Mullins and Charlie Craig visited Masterpiece Cakeshop, owned by Jack Phillips. Phillips turned the couple down, saying that creating a cake for a same-sex wedding was a … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Sides With Baker in Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case