German cake at royal wedding
Eberbach - Those angling to
dig their forks into a cake from Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding
can order their own piece from a tiny bakery in Germany before it hits the
royal plates on April 29th.
Bakery Konditorei Viktoria
in the southwestern town of Eberbach is working around the clock on their
signature cake for the wedding, reflecting a long-standing tie between the
family-run business and the British royal family.
The bakery, which has made
cakes for the royals for about a half century, will send a fruity calorie-rich
torte cake to London for the wedding.
"There were several
occasions (when cakes were sent to London) - for instance Queen Elizabeth's
25th jubilee, the wedding of Charles and Diana, the Queen Mother's 100th
birthday," bakery owner Birgit Strohauer-Valerius told Reuters.
The torte is made from
freshly squeezed orange juice, Cointreau liqueur, marzipan, candied orange peel
and filled with orange-Cointreau cream. The final touch includes white icing
and marzipan crowns.
"We put some candied
orange peels into this cake because orange marmalade is originally from
England," said baker Florian Baecker.
enthusiastic and said, 'We can actually try the cake William and Kate will get
for their wedding,'" he added. "Demand is so high we have had to add
"It's proven that
(Queen Victoria's) parents lived (in Eberbach) for awhile,"
Strohauer-Valerius said. "So my father took the opportunity in 1963 and
sent the first Queen Victoria of Eberbach torte to Buckingham Palace."