Man bites dog thanks to Harrogate tea room’s royal birthday biscuit

070616   Some of the Bettys and Taylors Corgi biscuits they have made to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday . (GL1010/33b)

070616 Some of the Bettys and Taylors Corgi biscuits they have made to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday . (GL1010/33b)

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They’re no strangers to creating specialities fit for a queen, but the latest royal offering from the bakers at Bettys in Harrogate has a distinctly four-legged flavour.

As the countdown approaches to the Queen’s official birthday celebrations this weekend, bakers and confectioners at the famous cafe tea rooms have created a treat inspired by the monarch’s favourite pet.

070616   Emma Bulmer from  Bettys and Taylors  sampling a Corgi biscuits they have made to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday whilst walking  Buddy the  Corgi  who modelled for the Corgi biscuits. (GL1010/33e)

070616 Emma Bulmer from Bettys and Taylors sampling a Corgi biscuits they have made to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday whilst walking Buddy the Corgi who modelled for the Corgi biscuits. (GL1010/33e)

The Royal Corgi biscuit, each one of which is iced and decorated by hand, is already proving popular with customers, and staff expect to sell thousands in the coming days.

Lesley Norris, Bettys Product Development Manager, who was inspired to create the Royal Corgi Biscuit, said: “The Royal corgis are known across the world and have been portrayed in many works of art but we hope customers will agree that our cute canine might be the tastiest representation yet.

“They are the perfect treat to toast to the Queen’s birthday this Sunday.”

Corgis are synonymous with the Royal Family and Her Majesty the Queen has owned more than 30 Corgis since she was a young child.

The Corgi name originated from the Welshmen who developed the breed and called them “dwarf dog” due to their stature. In Welsh, “cor” means dwarf and “gi” means dog.

The Bettys homage is a continental spiced biscuit individually hand-decorated with marzipan, and in keeping with their real-life inspiration, they have friendly faces, short legs and pointed ears.

The Yorkshire business is no stranger to making specialities fit for royalty, previously taking four-tier celebration cakes to Buckingham Palace for both the Silver and Gold Jubilees.

Bettys Lebkuchen and Marzipan Corgi biscuits are available to buy for £3.95 at all of Bettys six shops across Yorkshire or for home delivery from Bettys online as www.bettys.co.uk.