Norfolk MasterChef finalist’s right royal wedding cake

The Royal bride wears an extravagant meringue, her husband-to-be is resplendent in RAF blue and the cr�me de la cr�me is a hint of ginger to represent best man Prince Harry.

The Royal bride wears an extravagant meringue, her husband-to-be is resplendent in RAF blue and the cr�me de la cr�me is a hint of ginger to represent best man Prince Harry.

Dr Tim Kinnaird, a finalist in last year's MasterChef competition, has created a Royal Wedding cake with a differ-ence, the latest in a line of 'catwalk cakes' he has made to celebrate events as diverse as Paul the Octopus predict-ing World Cup results and a geologically accurate rendition of Eyjafjallaj�kull, the volcano which grounded countless thousands of flights.

'Everyone thinks about wedding dresses as being meringues, so I decided to make it meringue-based, while she's an English rose which is a great flavour which works well with raspberry as a combination,' said Tim, who has a professional kitchen in Watton.

'It's dusted with silver to give it that princess sparkle and there's an isomalt spun sugar crown.'

'William was more difficult: I've tried to make it more masculine, topped off with the RAF royal blue icing and I've managed to get best man Harry in there with the ginger flavour in the cream.'

Tim runs Macarons and More, a specialist cake company producing beautiful sweet treats, some of which were first seen on the BBC1 MasterChef series in which he came second last year.

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For his own wedding to wife Rachel, a Dereham GP, Tim – like Prince William and Kate Middleton, served a traditional fruit cake.

The royal wedding cake will be made by baker Fiona Cairns, who will create a multi-tiered fruit cake decorated with a floral theme featuring the four flowers of the home nations – an English rose, a Scottish thistle, a Welsh daffodil and an Irish shamrock.

'If I was making the royal wedding cake, I'd be tempted to make two, in case of disasters, or at least to have all the component parts ready as a back up plan!' added Tim.

* Dr Tim Kinnaird's royal wedding cakes will be on sale at Wymondham Farmers' Market and Wholesome, on Swan Lane in Norwich for �3 for an individual portion. Visit macaronsandmore.com or call 01953 882677 for more details.