One of 20 cakes made for Princess Margaret’s wedding day in May 1960 was crafted by a bakery in Morecambe.
With the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle due to take place in just two days, it’s nice to look back on achievements which put the work of D.R.Adams bakery on Yorkshire Street in Morecambe, in the public eye.
Liz Holden of Strickland Drive, Bare, kindly donated these fantastic pictures showing the four tier wedding cake in all its glory.
Liz’s stepfather Alec Bowden worked in the bakery on Yorkshire Street. D.R.Adams Bakery, which was given the honour of making one of the Princess Royal’s wedding cakes.
Mr Adams recipe for wedding cakes needed the very finest quality of cake to succeed.The fruit cakes , once made, would be carefully wrapped and stored for two to three months before being almond-pasted and iced.
For very high class work, said Mr Adams, with best quality cake, finest marzipan, individual designs or special motifs it was necessary to charge much more than the average 8s (eight shillings) per lb. Much depended upon the amount of special work incorporated in the designs, but he charged prices ranging from 15s per lb upwards and this he found essential to cover the high cost of labour involved in designing and executing such cakes.
The pictures show the wedding cake in all its glory and the incredible detailed work involved in making it. Who knows how many cakes Harry and Meghan will have?