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British Recipes That Are Perfect for a Royal Baby Welcome Meal

While eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Royal Baby and placing our final gender bets Now that we know that Will and Kate have brought a little prince into the Royal family, Cooking Channel staffers have been thinking about the celebratory meals the Duchess and Duke will enjoy once they’ve returned home with the new babe. And though their dinners probably won’t consist of the most classic British recipes, it occurs to us how many of these silly-named foods would be fitting for any “welcome to the family” meal. (What can we say? We’ve got Royal Baby on the brain. We’re excited it’s a boy.)

Bubble and Squeak (shown above) is the perfect any-time-of-day meal to mimic the cooing and crying a newborn baby is bound to do. The dish —  given its name due to the silly sounds it makes while cooking — was originally made from the leftover vegetables from a roast dinner. But the fried root vegetable and bacon cakes are so delicious, they’re worthy of making from scratch. Top the savory assortment with a fried egg to make it a meal.

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A Royal-Wedding-Worthy Cake

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The design of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cake won't be revealed until Friday, but guests can expect white icing, lots of flowers and "intricate piping."

What detail from the Royal Wedding are we most concerned about over here at Cooking Channel? We scrolled through the (96-page!) official media briefing from the palace and naturally zoned in on the few paragraphs devoted to wedding cake.

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s “official” wedding cake will be a “multi-tiered traditional fruit cake” made by British cake designer Fiona Cairns. Apparently, the bride was intimately involved in the cake design process: “Like any bride, Miss Middleton did her own research into the cake’s design and met Ms. Cairns to give her specific guidance on what she would like the cake to look like,” states the release.

Guests can expect an ornate cake with white icing and a “strong British floral theme.” Cairns will use elements of the Joseph Lambeth technique, a style that involves intricate piping of leaves, flowers and “3-D scrollwork.”

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