A cake fit for a future king

Bridgnorth baker marks Prince Charles’ 70th birthday

Carrieanne Bishop, owner of The Cake Room, made an award-winning cake which saw her take a trip to the royal residence, Clarence House. The cake was made to mark both Prince Charles’ 70th birthday, and the 25th anniversary of National School Meals Week. The Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA), commissioned Carrieanne, who is a former chair of LACA, to make the double-sided cake.

To represent the people who cook in more than 22,000 schools across England and Wales, Carrieanne invited a number of the 2018 School Chef of the Year winners to visit her Bridgnorth studio and work with her on different stages of the cake. Sworn to secrecy, the team delivered the cake to Clarence House for the Prince’s birthday, coinciding with National School Meals Week. 

The cake contained over 4kg of mixed fruit, and 5kg of both marzipan and icing.

The front of the Cake was a replica of Clarence House with the back revealing a miniature school dining room, complete with all edible details, including food, plates and cutlery.

Carrieanne also took the creation to Cake International at Birmingham’s NEC where it won bronze.


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