PRINCE William and Kate Middleton cut the first slice of a magnificent eight-tiered wedding cake this afternoon as they celebrated their marriage.
The confectionery masterpiece covered in cream and white icing and decorated with up to 900 delicate sugar-paste flowers was centre-stage at the Buckingham Palace reception.
The project has left cake-maker Fiona Cairns exhausted but elated after working for FIVE WEEKS on the project which has tested her skills and those of her team to the limit.
Ms Cairns, 56, whose confections are sold in Harrods, Selfridges and Waitrose, was contacted by St James's Palace in February and asked if she would make William and Kate's wedding cake.
Speaking at Buckingham Palace after she had put the final touches to the cake, she said: "Catherine did not want it to be seven feet tall, she didn't want it to be towering and thin, and I think we succeeded.