Sunday, October 16, 2011

William and Kate's Royal Wedding Cake

The eight-tiered Royal Wedding cake decorated with 900 symbolic sugar-paste flowers on Kate's request...

William and Kate celebrated their love for each other in a lavish Royal Wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey and this is the extraordinary cake that they enjoyed at the reception. Prince William and his bride Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, cut the first slice of the magnificent eight-tiered wedding cake as they celebrated their marriage with friends and family. The confectionery masterpiece covered in cream and white icing and decorated with up to 900 delicate sugar-paste flowers was centre-stage at the Buckingham Palace.

The masterpiece: Fiona Cairns, stands next to the wedding cake that she and her team made for Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, in the Picture Gallery of Buckingham Palace

Hard work: The project has left cake-maker Fiona Cairns exhausted but elated after working for five weeks on the project

Finishing touches: Staff perfect the special cake, that was covered in cream and white icing and decorated with up to 900 delicate sugar-paste flowers

Delicious: Rachel Jane Eardley, left, and Diane Pallett prepare the royal wedding cake in Buckingham Palace

Team work: Fiona Cairns (back) instructs her Royal Wedding cake team during the finishing touches at Buckingham Palace

Flowers featured on the cake:

Rose (white) - national symbol of England
Daffodil - national symbol of Wales, new beginnings
Shamrock - national symbol of Ireland
Thistle - national symbol of Scotland
Acorns, oak leaf - strength, endurance
Myrtle - love
Ivy - wedded love, marriage
Lily of the valley - sweetness, humility
Rose (bridal) - happiness, love
Sweet William - grant me one smile
Honeysuckle - the bond of love
Apple blossom - preference, good fortune
White heather - protection, wishes will come true
Jasmine (white) - amiability
Daisy - innocence, beauty, simplicity
Orange blossom - marriage, eternal love, fruitfulness
Lavender - ardent attachment, devotion, success, and luck.

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A look back at the career of Apple co-founder - Steve Jobs.

Timeline: Steve Jobs

1977 - Photo shows Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as he introduces the new Apple II in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Apple Computers Inc., File)

1984 - From left, Steve Jobs, chairman of Apple Computers, John Sculley, president and CEO, and Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, unveil the new Apple IIc computer in San Francisco.. (AP Photo/Sal Veder, File)

1984 - Steve Jobs, chairman of the board of Apple Computer, leans on the new "Macintosh" personal computer following a shareholder's meeting in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

1990 - Steve Jobs, president and CEO of NeXT Computer Inc., shows off his company's new NeXTstation after an introduction to the public in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

1997 - Steve Jobs, chief executive of Pixar, speaks at the MacWorld trade show in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

1998 - Steve Jobs of Apple Computers unveils the the new iMac computer in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

2004 - Apple CEO Steve Jobs displays the iPod mini at the Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco. Jobs, the Apple founder and former CEO who invented and masterfully marketed ever-sleeker gadgets that transformed everyday technology, from the personal computer to the iPod and iPhone, died Wednesday. He was 56. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

2003 - Steve Jobs is diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer and begins showing signs of weight loss. He is shown in this combination photo of file photographs dating (top row L to R) July 2000, November 2003, September 2005, (bottom L to R) September 2006, January 2007 and September 2008. Jobs will take a medical leave of absence until the end of June because his health problems are "more complex" than he had thought, shocking investors and sending the company's shares down as much as 10 percent on January 14, 2009. REUTERS

2007 - Steve Jobs holds up an Apple iPhone at the MacWorld Conference in San Francisco. Jobs the CEO, Jobs the technologist and futurist, Jobs the inventor and innovator and refiner of others' ideas: All of them, in the end, relied upon another Steve Jobs who sewed the others together and bottled their lightning: Steve Jobs the storyteller, spinning the tale of our age and of his own success, and making it happen as he went. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

2008 - Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up the new MacBook Air after giving the keynote address at the Apple MacWorld Conference in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

2010 - Steve Jobs introduces the iPad. REUTERS/Kimberly White

2011 - An iPhone displays an image of Steve Jobs as it sits with a memorial to the Apple founder and former CEO outside an Apple Store, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 in New York. Jobs passed away Wednesday at the age of 56. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)