Royal Wedding: The Kiwi touch behind Harry and Meghan's wedding cake

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle cut their wedding cake on Saturday, there will be a small slice of New Zealand that's shared with their guests.

Izaac Adams was a boy from Fairlie who has taken on one of the biggest baking jobs in the world, tasked with leading the team to bake their less-than-traditional cake - organic lemon and elderflower with limited edition buttercream icing.

His craft was fostered by his Nana at her farm house in the Mackenzie Country. Mr Adams would spend most of his time in her kitchen learning to bake.

Her recipes have been compiled in to a homemade recipe book and the tan square is one of Mr Adams' favourites.

The family has shared the recipe with Newshub so people can make their own.

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle cut their wedding cake on Saturday, there will be a small slice of New Zealand that's shared with their guests.

Izaac Adams was a boy from Fairlie who has taken on one of the biggest baking jobs in the world, tasked with leading the team to bake their less-than-traditional cake - organic lemon and elderflower with limited edition buttercream icing.

His craft was fostered by his Nana at her farm house in the Mackenzie Country. Mr Adams would spend most of his time in her kitchen learning to bake.

Her recipes have been compiled in to a homemade recipe book and the tan square is one of Mr Adams' favourites.

The family has shared the recipe with Newshub so people can make their own.

Tan Square

  • 175g butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 275g flour (about 2 cups)

Cream butter and sugar and add essence and sifted flour. Work to a soft paste. Press 3/4 mixture in tin. Top with:

  • 50g butter
  • 1tbsp golden syrup
  • 1/2 tin condensed milk

Warm together and pour over base. Crumble remainder of flour mixture over top. Add choc chips and/or chopped walnuts if desired. Bake at 180degC until golden.

The original recipe.
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