A Jaffa Cakes loving bride and groom stunned guests at their wedding by celebrating with a one-of-a-kind three-tiered Jaffa Wedding Cake, created by McVitie’s.
Designed by Paul Courtney, McVitie’s Culinary Innovation Manager and creator of Prince William’s ‘Groom’s Cake’ at his wedding, the Jaffa Wedding Cake was an impressive three-tiered Jaffa inspired sponge, covered by almost 1,000 original Jaffa Cakes which took 12 hours to make. Tristan and Maria Weedon, from Waltham Cross, married on the 11th November at Pendley Manor in Tring, and were approached by McVitie’s after commenting on a Facebook post about how much they love its famous zesty treats.
“Our original wedding plan fell apart when our venue went into administration, and we hadn’t even had time to sort a cake out. When McVitie’s approached us and offered to create our wedding cake, it was perfect timing – we’re over the moon that they helped save our day!”
The couple estimate that they have enjoyed almost 4,000 of their favourite zesty treats together since sharing one on their first date.
Maria Weedon, 37, a nurse at a hospital in London, said: “Jaffa Cakes have been involved in our relationship ever since Tristan bought them along to our first date and I couldn’t stop laughing! We still have mini competitions to see who can eat around them the closest – leaving just the orange bit – and always get McVitie’s Jaffa Poles for each other at Christmas. Being big fans of Jaffa Cakes we loved being able to incorporate something so fun and unique into our special day.”
Paul Courtney created Prince William’s ‘Groom’s Cake’ for his 2011 wedding to Kate Middleton. A childhood favourite of Prince William, the chocolate fridge cake was made using 1,700 McVitie’s Rich Tea biscuits. McVitie’s has also made many of the wedding and christening cakes for members of the Royal Family through the years since the marriage of George V to Queen Mary in 1893 – it also baked the official cake for HM The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s diamond wedding anniversary. Paul was assisted in creating the cake by Mark Schomberg, Development Chef, at McVitie’s.