Design, objects, material culture and stuff.
“Her most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria and His Royal Highness Prince Albert Married February 10th 1840.”
“This circular cake weighed 300 pounds and had a circumference of about 3 metres. It was decorated with figures of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert dressed in ancient Greek costume, and ornamented with festoons of orange blossom and sprigs of myrtle entwined together. More than one cake was baked for the wedding as pieces were distributed to many people.”
“A slice of Queen Victoria’s wedding cake dating from the 19th century has fetched £1,500 at auction.
The cake, which has survived from Queen Victoria’s wedding to Prince Albert in 1840, was sold by Jersey collector David Gainsborough Roberts.”