Tulsa Bakery Celebrates The Royal Wedding

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 7:39 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- On Friday, April 29th, the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will take place in London.

People around the world are getting ready to celebrate, including a Tulsa bakery.

You can celebrate too with free wedding cake from Merritt's Bakery.

Merritt's Bakery opened its doors in 1979 and Bobbie Merritt says it all started as just a thought. "

That was my husband's idea," said Bobbie Merritt.

She was learning how to decorate cakes.

"And he had never baked a cake," said Bobbie Merritt.

But with a little determination, the Merritt's pulled through. With the help of 80 employees in 3 different Tulsa stores, Merritt's is whipping up the best for its customers.

"We are truly primarily cakes at least 60 to 75 percent of everything is cakes," said Bobbie Merritt.

Cake decorators are working feverishly to get a special royal wedding cake and all of the cupcakes and cookies done before Friday.

"We spend a lot of time and research on what to do for this. It's a fun event and people like different and they like to see different things," said Bobbie Merritt.

This is what you'll see when you visit one of Merritt's Bakeries. But this cake, which took about 10 hours to make and decorate, will be heading to News On 6's studios.

The story behind what makes up this masterpiece is the real icing on the cake. The real royal wedding cake in London is a fruit cake.

"By the time I found out she had picked fruitcake, we couldn't get the fruit in this part of the country, because we use really high end candied fruit, we couldn't get our hands on it fast enough," said Bobbie Merritt.

So they decided on creative plan "B".

"Everybody's going to taste Royal Blue velvet cake. Instead of royal velvet cake, its royal blue cake," said Bobbie Merritt.

She thinks it will be a hit!

And you will get a chance to try a piece of the cake on Friday if you head over to one of the three Merritt's stores at 15th and Harvard, 71st and Garnett and 101st and Riverside.