Sally Owens pictured with Rosey Edeh from Entertainment Tonight Canada and the wedding cake.
A pastry chef from the Welsh National Culinary Team, who has baked and decorated a magnificent wedding cake to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, is to star on primetime Canadian television.
Sally Owens, a cake decoration lecturer at Coleg Llandrillo Cymru, Rhos on Sea, was this week filmed by a crew from ‘Entertainment Tonight’, one of Canada's leading shows.
The filming was part of a series of programmes that will be screened in Canada a week before the wedding.
Sally, who was interviewed by Rosey Edeh, glamorous presenter of ‘Entertainment Tonight’, has devoted more than 300 hours to the special royal project.
“This wedding cake has provided fantastic opportunities to promote Wales and the Welsh National Culinary Team to a global audience,” said Sally. “I feel very proud and privileged because how often do you get a chance to make a cake to celebrate a royal wedding? The feedback from everyone who has seen us has been great.”
The impressive square cake has four tiers, is four feet high and is traditionally decorated with ivory royal icing. It bears the monograms of William and Catherine, Prince William’s coat of arms, the red Welsh dragon and a harp.
Prince William and his bride-to-be took Welsh National Culinary Team manager Graham Tinsley up on his offer to make a cake to celebrate their wedding at Westminster Abbey on April 29.
With the couple’s blessing, the cake was donated to Centrepoint, a charity for homeless young people of which Prince William is patron, in London today (Wednesday).
Last week, a film crew from ITV interviewed Sally, Mr Tinsley, executive chef at Carden Park Country Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa near Chester and a director of the Castle Hotel Conwy and team member Toby Beevers, executive chef at The University of Chester, for a documentary about the royal wedding.
With Prince William being stationed on Anglesey with the RAF search and rescue team and planning to live in North Wales following the wedding, the global media spotlight has focused on Wales in the past few months.
Robert Jones, a media relations executive with Visit Wales, said the Welsh National Culinary Team’s wedding cake had helped to generate international media interest in Wales.
The cake has achieved media coverage in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan and across the UK.