This week, people everywhere had their eyes on London’s St Mary’s hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was due to give birth to a royal baby. On Monday, the little bundle of joy arrived, and long with him a new media obsession was born. Brands were doing anything they could to relate their products to the new Royal and his happy parents. Over in some kitchens, people began paying tribute by whipping up some Royalty-inspired treats.
The first – and probably most, er…memorable – of these was the cake that has been dubbed “Cake Middleton
”. The life-size cake is 5’ 6”, weighs over 200 pounds and was made by Nadine Moon of the Houston-based Who Made The Cake. We posted this over on our Facebook page
and it seems pretty clear from the comments that this cake isn’t all that appealing; most branded it “scary” or even “hideous”!
Baking brand Stork got in on the act with their “Gender Reveal cake”. The two tier take features a stork carrying a sleeping baby, and to signify that the baby is a boy, the inside of the cake is blue.
Stork’s Gender Reveal Cake (via Bake With Stork)
Renshaw Baking – a grantee of a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – ran a competition for UK bloggers to bake a Royal baby cake. The winning entry was by Cakes and Bakes by Kate. Because the lemon drizzle cake was recently voted Britain’s favourite, Kate went with a lemon sponge with lemon buttercream. There are two layers inside – one pink and one blue – and we love how the icing followed the same colour palette! This one is far less shocking than ‘Cake Middleton’(!), and we think it has a very regal feel that is apt for the Royal birth.
Royal baby cake by Cakes and Bakes by Kate
Cakes on the Wing, a blogger living in France, went for a far more unique approach, making a brownie-style chocolate cake bassinet complete with a little baby made of coloured sugar paste and a teddy bear! We’re not sure if we’d have the heart to eat this one, but points for effort!
Royal baby cake by Cakes on the Wing
We love this beautiful and elegant single tier cake from the blog Cakes and Catwalks, which was a runner-up in the Renshaw challenge. The domed cushion is topped with a crown, shoe and pacifier made of ready-to-roll icing painted in gold. This is one cake that we can definitely imagine serving this up to the Royal family – a cake that looks fit for a (future) king!
Royal baby celebration cake by Cakes and Catwalks
Have you done any Royal baby-inspired baking? Or have you come across any other great Royal cakes? Let us know in the comments or over on Great British Chefs Facebook page, and be sure to check out our collection of cake recipes for a whole host of delicious cakes for you try at home.