Macphie is to launch a limited-edition frosting to commemorate the forthcoming Royal wedding. The ingredients manufacturer is adding Violet Rainbow Frosting to it Macphie Rainbow Frostings range, in a bid to help bakers capitalise on the day.

The frosting has a sweet, floral flavour and is pastel purple in colour. "The taste of violets is new and intriguing in cakes and, no doubt, it will remind consumers of a well-known sweet from their childhoods," commented Jania Boyd. "Pastel colour co-ordinated cupcakes on a stacked tier are fast taking the place of traditional wedding cakes. They also make stylish wedding favours to really impress guests."

All the frostings in the range are ready-to-use.