The Indian couple that has landed the prestigious assignment of baking the royal wedding cake for Britain’s Prince William, 28, and Kate Middleton, 29, can’t wait to take a break once the mega ceremony gets over. Kishore Patel, the Leicestershire-based Gujarati Indian who landed the coveted assignment along with baker wife Fiona Cairns, supplies cakes to popular chains such as Fortnum and Mason, Harrods and Selfridges.
“We are all very busy with the last minute arrangements and things that need to be done for the royal wedding. This will continue for another week and till then there will be no reprieve,” says Patel, who is the CEO and co-founder of the company. The royal wedding cake will be a traditional multi-tiered fruit cake with all-white intricate icing and Victorian floral themes. It is believed that Kate has been involved in choosing the design of the cake.
Patel is tight-lipped about other details such as who, from the royal family, is regularly in touch with them for the cake, but he says that the couple will reward themselves with a holiday after the wedding is over. “After this (the royal wedding), Fiona and I are off for a small vacation, which I think is a well-deserved break after such a high voltage assignment,” says Patel. Fiona and Patel have been in the bakery business for 25 years. His wife credits Patel for their flourishing business, which boasts of a $80,00,000 turnover.