Le Cordon Bleu's stunning recreation of The Queen’s original 9ft tall Wedding Cake is now on display at Fortnum and Mason.
Made to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s 70th wedding anniversary, the 500lb fruit cake by Le Cordon Bleu is now on display at The Queen’s Grocers, Fortnum & Mason.
21 November 2017, London – After months of intensive work, Le Cordon Bleu London’s Master Pâtisserie chefs today (21st Nov) visited iconic London destination Fortnum & Mason, to unveil their inch-by-inch reproduction of The Queen’s Wedding Cake.
The leading global network of culinary arts and hospitality management institutes, Le Cordon Bleu’s partnership with the renowned Piccadilly store will see the iconic cake – which recently featured in the ITV documentary, “A Very Royal Wedding” – go on display for two weeks in a suitably royal venue, Fortnum’s Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, which was opened by The Queen in 2012.
The result of months of research, baking and decorating by Le Cordon Bleu’s Head Pâtisserie Chef Julie Walsh, chef Matthew Hodgett, and the institute’s Pâtisserie team and students, the 4 tiered replica of the 1947 cake stands nine feet tall, weighs 500lbs and contains an incredible amount of ingredients – including 60 lbs of butter; 55 lbs of sugar; 750 eggs, 160 oranges and 80 lemons and 3 litres of navy rum.
Various tiers of the cake will then be distributed to pensioners at the Royal Hospital Chelsea as well as other nursing homes and charities with which the Queen is aligned. The top tier has already been gifted to The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh in celebration of their Wedding Anniversary yesterday, 20th November 2017.