Searcys recreates royal wedding cake for milestone anniversary

25 Apr 2022

British caterer Searcys has unveiled a limited-edition wedding cake inspired by royalty 

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To celebrate its 175th anniversary, Searcys has recreated the royal wedding cake of Princess Maud and Prince Carl of Denmark which was created by John Searcy in 1896. 

Founder of Searcys, John Searcy, was a confectioner by trade and a Royal Warrant holder to the Prince of Wales. He came out of retirement to create the royal wedding cake, which featured fine sugar flowers, roses and angels across multiple tiers, along with the Royal Arms of England and Denmark. 

Now Searcys pastry chef Yvonne Graham has recreated the same wedding cake, in tribute to the company's founder and in partnership with baker Elizabeth Solaru of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium. The masterpiece took three weeks to make and features five tiers of Dundee fruit cake. Finished with delicate marzipan and white and gold lattice work icing, the cake is topped with sugar flowers, fruits, cherubs and lions.

The cake will now travel across Searcys restaurants throughout the summer from National Baking Day on May 17, 2022, where diners will be able to get a slice of the action. Venues include 116 Pall Mall, The Pump Room in Bath, Searcys at the Gherkin and St Pancras Brasserie.

Couples holding their wedding celebrations at a Searcys venue can even request the made-to-order Princess Maud wedding cake for their own special day. For more information, visit

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