McVitie’s has appreciated an association with the Royal Family members for almost two centuries, supplying cakes for a lot of Royal situations, welcoming Royal readers to their bakeries and manufacturing commemorative biscuit tins.
As a Royal Warrant holder, McVitie’s has a long-standing history of baking celebration cakes for the Royal Household. With 182 decades of British baking and confectionary heritage McVitie’s was included in the development of wedding ceremony cakes for Princess Mary of Teck and The Duke of York (later Queen Mary and King George V), Princess Marina and The Duke of Kent and the seven-tiered wedding cake served at Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s wedding day in 1947, the major tier of which was employed as the Christening cake for Prince Charles in 1948. This custom ongoing by way of a lot of generations of Royal cakes.
To keep on with tradition, and because there is no far better way to rejoice than with cake, McVitie’s is honoured to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a commemorative cake as a gift for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The standard fruit cake has been produced with 360 of Britain’s finest free-variety eggs, 26.5kg of flour and 15kg sugar and has taken five bakers in excess of 1,000 several hours to produce using a recipe inspired by preceding recipes for royal cakes created by McVitie’s.
The cake layout draws on inspiration from The Queen’s Eco-friendly Canopy project, a tree planting initiative established to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. Symbolising ‘The Tree of Life’ just about every of the five exceptional tiers element bouquets native to the United Kingdom representing floral alterations from wintertime to summer months and having us on a seasonal journey as the tiers ascend.
Together with the ornate, hand-created flowers and foliage that adorns every single tier, moulded cameos of The Queen through her 70-calendar year reign will feature on the bottom tier, like individuals we’re used to seeing on pound cash. This will sit upon a base which sculpture Philip Walker, educated via The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Believe in, has hand-carved out of English Walnut to emulate the root procedure of a tree.
The tier earlier mentioned contains intricate, hand drawn illustrations or photos of the Uk and Scottish Royal Arms, the Welsh Badge and the Garter Star revealed on every single side.
Relocating up to the center of the cake, the third tier incorporates the immediate line of succession to The Queen surrounded by an tasteful, piped branch-like border.
The penultimate layer reveals the recognisable, formal Platinum Jubilee logo in each English and Welsh, with the prime layer piped with the celebratory selection ‘70’ piped in platinum effect, surrounded by The Queen’s favorite flower, Lily of the Valley.
Finally, a fellow member of The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Have confidence in, silversmith Ryan McClean, has created a silver tree shaped topper, holding up a crown, that will sit on leading of the cake.
The cake has been diligently baked and crafted by a team of bakers and prize-profitable cake and sugar designers. The McVitie’s baking team is made up of direct item structure supervisor Billy Kilvington and product design technologist Eve Goldspink, with in excess of 25 years’ working experience concerning them. The lead style and design staff is designed up of Direct Cake Designer, Annie Relph, who properly trained beneath royal cake decorator Eddie Spence MBE. Along with major royal icing specialist Christine Flynn and flower crew headed by globe-major sugar flower maker Alan Dunn, together with pro flower maker and sugar crafter Rhianydd Webb, supported by Sue McMahon.
To inspire the country to make their own cakes and ‘celebake’ above the Jubilee weekend McVitie’s is functioning with information creators including Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown who will be making the supreme fruit cake recipe impressed by McVitie’s commemorative cake. A competitiveness is also becoming run on McVitie’s social channels, offering followers a possibility to gain an special McVitie’s Jubilee Gift Box.