Official Jubilee cake design revealed

Bettys Confectioners, along with the help of local school children, have designed a cake fit for a Queen. The children were invited to take part in a competition to design a cake to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubliee. Competition winners from Harrogate,from left, Freddie Newton left, from Saltergate Primary School and Yasmin Malik and Samuel Cook from Oatlands Junior School are pictured with Elizabeth Robinson, left, and Helen White, confectioners from Bettys. picture mike cowling april 30th 2012
Bettys Confectioners, along with the help of local school children, have designed a cake fit for a Queen. The children were invited to take part in a competition to design a cake to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubliee. Competition winners from Harrogate,from left, Freddie Newton left, from Saltergate Primary School and Yasmin Malik and Samuel Cook from Oatlands Junior School are pictured with Elizabeth Robinson, left, and Helen White, confectioners from Bettys. picture mike cowling april 30th 2012

CHILDREN from Harrogate primary schools have helped Bettys to make a cake fit for the Queen.

The company’s master confectioners appealed for youngsters to send in decorative ideas after the Queen gave consent for Bettys to create a cake in honour of her Diamond Jubilee.

The team at the Craft Bakery in Harrogate spent hours studying the suggestinos sent by pupils at more than 25 schools and eventually chose elements from 14 designs to form part of the cake.

Among the most popular suggestions for cake decorations were crowns, corgis, guardsmen, famous London sights and tea parties. With four tiers, standing 72cm high and weighing around 14kg, the designers had plenty of space to fill with the designs.

Caroline Grant from the Craft Bakery said: “Bettys would like to thank each and every pupil from all the schools which supported us by taking part.

“We had an overwhelming number of entries and it was really hard to select the winners - the standard was exceptionally high. Bettys has been making celebration cakes by hand for over 90 years and the specialist skills of our craft-trained confectioners have been handed down the generations.

“We are very proud of the result.”

Bettys also created special cakes for the Queen’s silver and golden jubilees and has made a range of themed products for the Diamond Jubilee, including Swiss milk chocolate bears dressed in horse guards’ uniforms, lebkuchen and marzipan royal corgis and Dundee fruit cake, which is reported to be one of the Queen’s favourites.