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Old 03-20-2018, 09:28 AM
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I was looking at more cake pics from this bakery...I just want to go there and sample everything.

I also like Meghan/Harry are doing buttercream and not fondant (which I hate personally).



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I think the wedding cake choice was made to take guests from both sides of the Atlantic into account. Fruitcake is not a big thing in the US and it has a derided reputation around Christmas time. I'm afraid Harry and will get dragged for disrespecting British traditions, but you're looking at spending thousands on a cake that may not be eaten by a significant number of guests.

I agree Madam Verseau and possibly both the bride and groom wanted something different than the traditional fruitcake. If the couple wish to have a smaller fruitcake made to serve at their first child's christening, then it would be easy enough to commission one.

The cake flavor sounds heavenly to me.
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:29 AM
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Oh come on...it is not a diplomatic mistake. Ya'll need to go have some coffee or something.


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Old 03-20-2018, 09:31 AM
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Diplomatic mistake? So over the top. Anyways. I am glad they are doing their wedding their way.
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:32 AM
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What mistake? And why Meghan's?
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:36 AM
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They still use the term "hipster"?
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:37 AM
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It is not her first diplomatic mistake and it is inevitable when you move to a different country with a culture you are not familiar with.

BTW, the worst part of the DM's article was not in the headline. According to the paper:

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However the wedding cake may be a recipe for disaster as baker Claire has received a slew of complaints about her cafe, while her cookbooks have been criticised for containing recipes that don't work.
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:39 AM
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Diplomatic mistake? So over the top. Anyways. I am glad they are doing their wedding their way.

Me too...everything isn't going to be traditional British style. There are going to be American touches for this wedding and the connected events.


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Old 03-20-2018, 09:46 AM
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What a shame their not having a traditional wedding cake. They could have easily had both. Hope they donít give free advertising to every one involved with the wedding.
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:48 AM
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What a shame their not having a traditional wedding cake. They could have easily had both. Hope they don’t give free advertising to every one involved with the wedding.
That's what a royal wedding does for British brands.

This is related to the general conversation. From the very onset, we've been told that the couple are leading the wedding planning and it will reflect both of their personalities. I'm not sure why the upset over a wedding cake. There is more than one type of wedding cake other than the traditional fruit cake.

And really, can we talk about the fact that they chose to a small business who is committed to food sustainability and uses seasonal ingredients.
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:56 AM
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rob as already said, they may have one as a groom cake. Nothing has been released about that one yet.

You can't expect everything to be done in the British style/taste.


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It is not her first diplomatic mistake and it is inevitable when you move to a different country with a culture you are not familiar with.

BTW, the worst part of the DM's article was not in the headline. According to the paper:
Why in the world is it Meghan's diplomatic mistake? Is she planning all these things without Harry's input into them? Did she shove Harry into a closet somewhere and locked him in there while making all these nefarious decisions involving *their* wedding? I don't think so.

I fail also to see how a wedding cake at a private wedding can be ruled a "diplomatic" mistake. Regardless of what anyone thinks, this is going to be a British/American wedding. Harry is marrying Meghan for who she is and would be aghast at the idea that because they're marrying, she needs to *conform* into a British stereotype like a puppet on a string to avoid bruising sensibilities and keep strands of pearls from breaking.
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I find it hard to believe that in this day and age Brits are a) unfamiliar with American style wedding cake and b) all of them don't like it.
I realise it may be tough for you to accept, but a] not all of us 'worship' America, or 'rate' its food, b] Travel there, c] go to American Weddings..

I for one DETEST 'your' Cup cakes, smothered as they are in revoltingly sugary 'Buttercream'. Tooth-achingly sweet, and luridly coloured..
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What a shame their not having a traditional wedding cake. They could have easily had both. Hope they donít give free advertising to every one involved with the wedding.
This is no different than what happened with William and Kate. Clarence House did all these updates. Posted about their baker and interviewed him on the website. So if it is good enough for William and Kate then it is good enough for Harry and Meghan.

Look forward to the next update.
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:04 AM
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Just two months to go!
And we are getting some official reveals from KP. The choice of cake sounds quite lovely. But I'll bet the entire food menu will be quite special with Meghan's love of food which she said in writings and interviews, began with her assisting craft services on the set of Married With Children, as a teenager (visiting her Dad on the set after school).

I wonder what more might be revealed in coming weeks. To be sure, I doubt we will know anything on the dress until the moment we see it.
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I realise it may be tough for you to accept, but a] not all of us 'worship' America, or 'rate' its food, b] Travel there, c] go to American Weddings..

I for one DETEST 'your' Cup cakes, smothered as they are in revoltingly sugary 'Buttercream'. Tooth-achingly sweet, and luridly coloured..
There was nothing I said that indicated you need to worship America or the foods from here. The reverse is true from our standpoint as well...some of the criticisms of English foods are justified.

It's not tough for me to accept at all...I just laugh at all the angst over the cake not being the 'traditional' English style. Further who said it would be luridly colored? Not everyone here is into bright colors.

Stop stereotyping us.




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Old 03-20-2018, 10:07 AM
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I realise it may be tough for you to accept, but a] not all of us 'worship' America, or 'rate' its food, b] Travel there, c] go to American Weddings..

I for one DETEST 'your' Cup cakes, smothered as they are in revoltingly sugary 'Buttercream'. Tooth-achingly sweet, and luridly coloured..
Nor do you have to...

Meghan is American and maybe she hates fruitcake. It is her wedding. It is her cake. She can do what she wants.

I don't get why some are so surprised that they are incorporating some of her likes and wants into HER wedding. Truly bizarre.
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I’m surprised to not see any Royal Wedding Countdown Clocks on the net and forums. We’re getting very close.
There is one on Meghan's Mirror blog site:
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Scroll down for the clock at currently: 60 days, 2 hours, 51 minutes, with the seconds counting down...
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:16 AM
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I have to admit that I agree with wyevale on the super sweet snack cakes that abound in the supermarkets in the US. I personally detest them but my other half can't get enough of them. Its all a matter of taste I think.

Basically, I think what we are going to see as far as food, is food that both Harry and Meghan enjoy and like to eat. It really doesn't matter what side of the pond the food is "traditional" to or more popular at. What matters is that this is *their* wedding and *their* choices.

Its pretty poor form for invited guests to complain about anything that the host is offering. I was raised that if you're invited for dinner somewhere and you're offered something that you don't particularly like much, you take a "no thank you" helping.
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The way I see it, its possible that they will have the traditional fruitcake that is edible for a very long time with pieces that can serve as mementos and also have the lemon sponge cake.

This way, they can have their cake and eat it too.
What with them being so much in love, they likely both feel they're 'having their cake and eating it too.' Plus, they're sharing a bit of what they can with the interested public and especially with those who are true well-wishers.
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