Let them eat Kate! Houston bakery assembling life-size cake of Kate Middleton holding the royal baby
Kate Middleton may
face a challenge regaining her pre-baby body when she
receives the cake one Texas bakery is sending her in
honor of the royal baby's birth.
Who Made the Cake in
Houston, Texas is making a life-size cake in the form of
the Duchess of Cambridge, holding the royal baby.
TThe bakeshop plans to
showcase the cake this weekend at Bridal Extravaganza, a
wedding convention in Houston.
Fit for a queen: Cake designer Nadine Moon, left, and decorator Marisol Patino, right, put finishing touches on the upper part of the Princess Kate cake
Baby's first cake: After the convention, the cake will be sent to Kensington Palace as a gift to the Duchess of Cambridge and her newborn
Cake designer Nadine
Moon said the timing of the royal birth with the
convention spurned the Kate cake, since the Duchess has
been an inspiration to brides since her marriage to
Prince William in 2011.
'In Texas we're known
for doing things big and a little over the top,' Bridal
Extravaganza producer Laurette Veres told PR Web.
'We think brides will be standing in line waiting to
pose with the Princess Kate cake.'
After that, the cake
will be shipped to Kensington Palace, the royal
residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as a
memorable new baby gift.
'They're going to be
getting a ton of blankets and bibs. This is a
one-of-a-kind baby gift that will lord over the rest,'
The Kate cake is made out of 'pounds and pounds' of butter pound cake, as well as rice krispies treats for the parts that 'need to defy gravity.'
Kate will stand six
feet tall, out of tiers six-inches thick. In order to
assure stability, each layer is secured with wood dowel
rods and wood cake supports and the whole thing comes
together in an elaborate PVC-pipe system.
are already competing for the business of shipping the
cake to London.
Sturdy: The six-foot cake is held together with an elaborate internal PVC-pipe system/p>
'Fed-Ex says they can
do it all as one-piece,' Moon told
News 92 Houston.
'We're going to
really examine how each of these shippers will handle it
to make sure it arrives safely. I want to make sure that
people are really going to treat this with TLC in
Though it will take a
while for the cake to get to London, Moon assures the
Royal Family that it will be safe to eat.
'The cake should stay fresh for a couple of weeks, so if the royal couple wants to hold a "Sip and See" party, it will serve 2-thousand of their closes friends.'