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Royal Wedding Food Takes the Cake

wedding cakeYou don’t have to score an invitation to the British royal wedding to be able to eat festive food.

Thanks to global entrepreneurship, Americans can join the British and many others around the world in celebrating the happiness of Prince William and Kate (Catherine) Middleton by hoisting a donut, digging into an ice cream cake, or partaking in one of the world’s most expensive (and creepy) pizzas.┬áCheck out the slideshow below for peeks at each of the royal-themed treats.

Dunkin Donuts led the way with their Royal Wedding donut. This week only, April 24-29, you can get an 89-cent taste of their homage to the royal wedding. But don’t get too excited. Since there are no Dunkin Donuts in England it’s not like William and Kate will be ditching the fruit cake for donuts.

Baskin Robbins jumped on board and also unveiled a wedding-inspired treat. The Royal Wedding ice cream cake will be available in April and May so you may want to hurry; these cakes won’t last much longer than a Shamrock Shake.

Papa John’s dubious contribution to wedding food is a one-of-a-kind pizza made to look like the royal couple. The bride is made out of cheese and mushrooms and the groom is depicted using the artful arrangement of salami. But this one is limited to residents of the United Kingdom, so American pizza lovers are out of luck.

Silliness aside, the actual royal wedding cake is being made by Fiona Cairns. It will be a multi-tiered fruit cake, which is traditional for English weddings, and it will include symbols representing England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland as well as items representing Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Prince William is also requesting a cookie cake made using “biscuits,” or cookies from the McVitie’s company. Betty Crocker’s got a recipe you can try. The good news is that it will require far fewer cookies than the actual royal wedding cake, which will use 1,700 tea biscuits and more than 37 pounds of chocolate.

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Giving Thanks with Turkey Cupcakes

Betty Crocker's Turkey CupcakesThanksgiving is celebrated in different ways around the world but many cultures (and countries) have a harvest festival where people give thanks for their crops.

In the United States, we’ve been celebrating some form of Thanksgiving celebrations since the Pilgrims. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln made it a national holiday.

For many families, the centerpiece of the holiday is a meal shared with friends and family at which they remember – and give thanks – for all the good things in their lives. No matter what is served – turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and gravy are just some of the usual suspects – the point of the meal is to share it and give thanks.

In our family, we eat a traditional turkey dinner but we also play a game of either soccer or football (weather permitting). In the evening board games usually make an appearance. Every year we like to add a new element. This year, Betty Crocker’s Turkey Cupcakes made a wacky debut on the dessert table. They were as fun to decorate as they were to eat (I should know – I ate three!)

This year, I gave thanks not only for my family, my friends, and my jobs but also for these Turkey Cupcakes and the big laugh they gave me.

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