8 Cake Portraits Of The Queen To Celebrate The Platinum Jubilee
To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, Dr. Oetker Baking has partnered with renowned food artist, Prudence Staite, to create eight portraits of Queen Elizabeth, made entirely from cake.
The eight portraits represent a different decade of Her Majesty's reign, from 1950 to 2020, with each one offering a fascinating look at the Queen’s reign, as well as the UK’s history of cake making.
From the classic madeira signifying the ongoing rationing of the 1950s, to a rainbow Jubilee cake symbolising the UK’s inclusive society of today, each cake features an iconic moment and is reflective of popular baking trends during that time.
For one day only, the baked masterpieces will be proudly displayed at Dr. Oetker’s pop-up gallery, Cakes of the Crown, at Castle Fine Art in Windsor on 26th May. At the event, guests can view the portraits, while tasting some delicious cakes and enjoying a Pimms cocktail or mocktail too. Guests will also be able to win a cake fit for a Queen themselves by participating in an onsite social media competition.
The portraits, which were created by food art extraordinaire Prudence Staite, took almost 100 hours to plan and build and were made using the Dr. Oetker baking range; from baking powder and flavourings, to colourings and sprinkles for those finishing touches.
Dr. Oetker sells popular baking ingredients all year round, but has launched a new limited edition range especially for the Queen’s Jubilee. The new range includes Jubilee Baking Cases (RRP £1.50), and Jubilee Sprinkles (RRP £2), available to purchase from Tesco, Asda and Amazon.
Jen Brown, Head of Cake at Dr. Oetker, said:
“The Platinum Jubilee is set to be a huge event this year, with many Brits looking to make the most of the double bank holiday.
“Whether it’s attending street parties, cooking up a storm from the comfort of your own home or attending official events, we know that baking will be at the heart of the country’s celebrations.
“Here at Dr. Oetker, we wanted to pay tribute to Her Majesty’s extraordinary service with something truly remarkable. Just as times have changed during her 70-year reign, so have our favourite bakes, and the portraits perfectly reflect the different baking trends from over the years!”