Bella’s Betrothal is set in Edinburgh of 1826 so I’m not exactly sure whether the company would have enjoyed the kind of meal now expected. In her wonderful book about walking Jane Austen’s London, historical novelist Louise Allen shows a print of the Wren spire of St Bride’s church. She quotes the legend that its elaborate tiers inspired Georgian pastry cook, Mr. Rich, to create the tiered wedding cakes we are familiar with.
There were not yet photographs so the traditional album picture of the bride and groom cutting a wonderful three-tier confection wasn’t an issue. However, I like fruit cake and when I asked my friend to send me a picture of one of the fabulous cakes she makes for brides in 2013, she readily obliged and you see it at the head of this post.
Make yourself a cup of coffee and just savour the delight.
I’m sorry it’s virtual cake, but at least that’s calorie free.
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Did you have a wedding cake? I made my own but had it professionally iced.
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