LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: The team at Fiona Cairns Ltd of Leicestershire make the finishing touches to the Royal Wedding Cake made for Prince William and Catherine Middleton in the Picture Gallery of Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in central London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (John Stillwell-WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Fancy a slice? Piece of Kate and William's six-year-old royal wedding cake to go under the hammer

Cake from 2011 nuptials will go up for auction next month

If you fancy a taste of the sweet life you may be in for a treat as a piece of British royal wedding cake will be up for grabs next month at a London auction - and you only need a couple of grand in your back pocket to get a bite of it.

The cake, which is presented in a specially commissioned cream and gilt commemorative tin, was given to guests of the British royal nuptials as a keepsake six years ago.

It has since found itself in the plush rooms of the Chiswick auction house in London, instead of crushed up at the bottom of the biscuit tin like so many fruit slices before it.


The sweethas the guideline price of £800 to £1000, however a similar slice went for £6,000 in 2014, meaning there are certainly a market out there with an expensive tooth.

Of course this isn't just any wedding cake.

The eight-tier fruit cake, which was the focal point of the wedding reception in 2011, was made by Fiona Cairns and took over five weeks to complete.

The sweet was embellished with 17 different types of foliage using the highly regarded Lambeth Method of 3D rows of intricately piped leaves and was finished with 900 exquisite sugar-paste flowers.

"With best wishes from TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in celebration of the wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge" are the words written on the accompanying card, which features a British Royal Crest in gilt.

The piece will go under the hammer as part of the Printed Books and Manuscripts auction taking place on 27 September.