Excitement is mounting for the wedding of one of our favourite Royals. Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle in a few weeks time, and I can’t wait to see the wedding cake which is being baked for the occasion.
One of my old Master Baker reference books contains a black and white photo of the wedding cake presented to Princess Mary by The National Association of Master Bakers. (Kirkland J., The Modern Baker, Confectioner and Caterer Vol 3 1924 The Gresham Publishing Company, London).
On 28 February 1922, Princess Mary married Viscount Lascelles, the elder son of the then Earl of Harewood, and Lady Florence Bridgeman, daughter of Orlando Bridgeman, 3rd Earl of Bradford of Weston Park.
Their wedding at Westminster Abbey was the first royal occasion in which the future Queen Elizabeth (wife of King George VI and mother of Queen Elizabeth II), a friend of Princess Mary and one of the bridesmaids, participated. The Princess was 24, Lord Lascelles was 39. (Wikipedia, Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, accessed 21-03-2017)
I love the detail on this delightful wedding cake. I have no further details of weight or height of the cake. I’m sure the Queen Mother would have remembered her friend’s wedding cake well.