Congratulations to the Duchess of Cambridge who gave birth to a baby boy at 4.24pm on 22nd July 2013. We’re certain there will be many cakes and dishes made to celebrate the baby’s birth but imagine few will match this lifesize version of the Duchess & child made from Rice Krispie Treats. We wonder what treats Kate will eat after her son’s birth. Especially those forbidden foods she would have been advised to avoid while pregnant.
Princess “Cake Middleton" as she was quickly nicknamed by the press, is 5’6", weighs over 200 pounds, and mostly made of butter pound cake, Rice Krispie Treats and white chocolate fondant. She was created by Houston-based cake designer Nadine Moon from Who Made The Cake.
The cake took Nadine and her team a week to build before it went on display at the Bridal Extravaganza Show in Houston. The show’s officials reached out to Kensington Palace to see if the Kate, William and the Royal family would like the cake shipped over. Strangely enough they haven’t responded yet, and think they have quite a lot on their hands.
Perhaps Kate would be more interested in treats that she would have been advised not to eat over the last nine months. How about a delicious chocolate mousse cake? Any foods containing raw eggs should be avoided during pregnancy so Kate may be craving some cakes with a mousse topping.
Josh Eggleton’s Chocolate and Peanut Mousse cake for example. Especially when served with some cooling gingerbread ice cream.
How about William Drabble’s Chocolate Mousse Cake with a fresh raspberry sorbet? This lush chocolate mousse cake recipe pairs the thick, spongey cake with raspberry sorbet and raspberry sauce.
Mrs Beeton’s Snow Eggs - Marcus Wareing
For something lighter Kate could now tuck into Marcus Wareing’s version of Mrs Beeton’s snow eggs. Although they don’t contain raw eggs, those pregnant are also advised not to eat lightly cooked eggs. The meringue that floats on top of the custard on these delicious puddings is very lightly steamed. Similar to Îles flottant they make a beautiful airy dessert.
Perhaps Kate has been craving soft cheeses such as Brie, Camembert and blue veined cheeses like Danish Blue, Gorgonzola and Roquefort.
Roquefort and cinnamon doughnuts, white chocolate and cognac jelly - Pascal Aussignac
She won’t have to say no to anything on a cheese board now, but we’d like to suggest these special treats. Delicate crispy, cinnamon-coated doughnuts from Pascal Aussignac are filled with an indulgent and unique blend of white chocolate and Roquefort cheese making them devilishly moreish.
Duck Liver Parfait - Josh Eggleton
In addition to all those mousses and soft cheeses, Kate will now be able to tuck into pates, liver, mayonnaise and all sorts of cured meats which she would have been advised to avoid while pregnant.
To all the Mums out there what foods did you crave when pregnant that you weren’t allowed to eat?
Let us know what foods you’d suggest for Kate. Do you think she’d like the life size cake featured at the start? Or perhaps she’d just prefer a toasted sandwich filled with Danish Blue and mayo? Let us know here or over on Great British Chefs Facebook page.