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Old 03-27-2011, 06:43 PM
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Excellent! I'm glad, though really it was the only sensible choice if you ask me. I dread to think of how much media attention/headlines/comments etc would have happened had they all gone to a club or pub crawl in London like some reports speculated. I've also heard that William did have his this weekend (there was an article on the Daily Telegraph website but now the link doesn't appear to work for some reason) & they had a secret, private do in the country somewhere away from prying eyes & photographers. Good news all round I say, hope they all enjoyed themselves!
The privacy as well as lack of bad press was quoted. I think it is similar, for Kate, to her birthday. She had a low key family affair this year, after becoming engaged. She is a lot more conscious of her public image. Besides I am sure a fun party with her friends at home, Holly Branson was said to be among them, would likely be better than worrying about paparazzi, and all that.
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:45 PM
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Your comment on chocolate being untraditional would tell us you were a Brit without looking. I had to suffer through fruit cake enough in the UK. Chocolate is pretty traditional in North America, often chocolate and vanilla alternating. Things like banana, red velvet, even pumpkin, tiramisu used in a layered cake, would be the more unconventional.
I need to move to America! Or at least only attend American weddings!

I've never attended a wedding where the cake wasn't a fruitcake, but at least I have good reason for not eating it so I'm not appearing rude by rejecting their cake

Oh and agreed on your above post about the stag/hen parties ^ just better all round to try & minimise exposure to the more tabloid/paparazzi kind of press coverage so really it was the best idea for both parties to be in more private and/or secluded settings. I'm sure the parties were great fun & probably more fun for the fact that everyone would be able to relax without worrying about media attention/interference etc.
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:53 PM
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Add me to the crowd that is not a fruitcake fan. My godmother gives me one every Christmas (never knew that Eastern Orthodox had it as a traditional dessert on that holiday), and I pass it off to my grandmother, who ends up with two. She's not happy with me when I do that, because she has no one to pass it off to. I'm just happy to get rid of it.

As for the chocolate cake that William requested, it sounds absolutely fabulous. Would love to get my hands on that recipe .
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:14 PM
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Another North American bringing Diana into the mix. This article is revisiting Diana's wedding, and how it can be modernized for today.

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Old 03-27-2011, 07:21 PM
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Chocolate is pretty traditional in North America, often chocolate and vanilla alternating.

I couldn't decide whether to have chocolate or vanilla at my wedding, so I opted for a marble cake!
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:27 PM
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I couldn't decide whether to have chocolate or vanilla at my wedding, so I opted for a marble cake!
Wow, I so have to get married in America! I think if I were ever to get married my Mum & Grandma would frown upon me having anything other than a fruitcake Wedding cake even though I, the Bride, would be unable to eat it!
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:35 PM
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:37 PM
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There are several recipes for the chocolate biscuit cake online. They all sound yummy. I may make one as
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:40 PM
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Wow, I so have to get married in America! I think if I were ever to get married my Mum & Grandma would frown upon me having anything other than a fruitcake Wedding cake even though I, the Bride, would be unable to eat it!
I did a vanilla butter cake with vanilla pudding in the between layers and chocolate buttercream icing! It was awesome and some people were a bit offput with the brown cake until they tasted it :)
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:00 PM
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My mum MUST have her f/c during the Christmas Holidays..

Have @ it....No thanks....
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:42 PM
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I couldn't imagine serving a fruit cake at a wedding. No one over here would eat it! LOL.

We had different layers; marble cake with Bavarian custard and white cake with raspberry jam puree. It was SO good.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:43 PM
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I am an American married to an Englishman and I refused to have fruitcake as our primary wedding cake. I did offer to have one as the groom's cake, but luckily my husband isn't that big of a fan of it himself. His family all thought our cake was odd, though!
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:05 PM
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I really love a good fruitcake. You notice that I said good ones. I get myself one each Christmas. Most of the weddings around our area have a different flavor for each tier, and the cake is the desert for the meal. You are then asked what kind you want.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:12 PM
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Is this fruitcake a tradition?
I can't imagine anyone picking that for their wedding cake. The chocolate biscuit cake now that sounds delicious...yummy:)
Yes it is a tradition, even in NZ, I had an irish wedding cake (still fruit) as being part irish.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:21 PM
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I really love a good fruitcake. You notice that I said good ones. I get myself one each Christmas. Most of the weddings around our area have a different flavor for each tier, and the cake is the desert for the meal. You are then asked what kind you want.
Is it not considered dessert in the UK? Is it more like a main course of the meal?
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:28 PM
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The people living in tents outside parliament are not homeless - they are protesters (it started off against the Iragi war I think). Although they are "peaceful" protesters, it is an eyesore and I can only assume if they are not removed before the wedding, there'll be plenty of crowds to stand in front of them!
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:40 PM
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What would have happened if word got out that Kate had decided not to have the traditional fruitcake wedding cake? Would she have been called subversive and bringing down the monarchy or would she have been considered bold and modern?

Would a fruitcake wedding cake require a formal tasting? American, and I would assume the similar Canadian, wedding cakes require a tasting of different cake flavors and fillings and frostings at the bakery before a decision is made.

I'm going to guess that the old tradition of placing a slice of wedding cake under your pillow to dream of your future husband started with something like fruitcake because rum-soaked lemon cake with raspberry hazelnut filling and a buttercream frosting would be easily squished and a bit messy.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:49 PM
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What would have happened if word got out that Kate had decided not to have the traditional fruitcake wedding cake? Would she have been called subversive and bringing down the monarchy or would she have been considered bold and modern?
Interesting question!
So many people detest fruitcake that I'm sure some people in the U.K. opt for something different at their weddings!

No?
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:59 PM
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What does the William & Kate - A Royal Wedding candle from Yankee Candle smell like? I knew they were selling it in England but my sister saw it at a YC store not far from where I live recently.
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:06 PM
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I have never been to a wedding where the wedding cake wasn't a fruitcake. The guests are usually given a small piece to take home with them. It isn't the dessert at all. My mother used the top tier of her wedding cake for my brother's Christening Cake and he did the same with his first child.
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