Across the country and around the world, no matter what time zone, millions will gather together and tune in to see the Royal wedding. You have an opportunity to tap into the glitz, glamour and romance of the whole affair by merchandising baked goods and decorating kits that with a royally romantic theme.

The American Pie Council is marrying the "wedding of the decade" with the fact that 2011 is also being called "year of the pie." This year only, the APC added the Royal Wedding Pie category to the 2011 APC Crisco National Pie Championships April 8-10. The winning pie, "Engagement Ring Pie," by Bryan Ehrenholm, also won the Professional Best in Show category. Rich with history of English walnuts and dates and graced by a meringue crust and topped with blueberries, the pie is reminiscent of the history, grace and love that surrounds Kate Middleton's engagement ring, which was worn by Princess Diana. 

For the recipe for this award winner, visit

For those customers who are hosting parties, you can merchandise cookies that celebrate the romance that is the royal wedding. Ann Clark Ltd. sells cookie cutters that come in wedding cake, crown, heart, church or teapot shapes. These shaped cookies would be perfect for party favors or the dessert tray.