Tuesday 22nd July 2014
You only turn one once, and making someone a first birthday cake is a special occasion in any cake decorator’s journey towards becoming a sugar crafter. More often than not, it’s a vibrantly coloured, personally themed cake for that special little one in your life, but whether its animal adorned or simply decorated with a modelled number ‘one’, seeing the candle blown out on your lovingly decorated cake is a special memory for every cake decorator, and long after the last slice has been eaten, the pictures taken capture your heart-felt efforts and the many cherished memories too.
But what happens when you have a first birthday coming up and you’re third in line to the throne? Our youngest member of the British monarchy, Prince George, turns one today, and as Royal Warrant holder for our almond products to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, thought it a great opportunity to celebrate the beautiful tradition of first birthday cakes by having a little something special crafted for the royal baby.
Expertly created by popular Liverpool-based sugar crafters, the award-winning Terry and Leanne Tang (of Terry Tang Designer Cakes) spent weeks scaling this incredible castle-themed cake. Featuring life-like corgis getting involved in the birthday picnic action, and Prince William, Kate and Great Grandma (aka the Queen) looking on, our talented cake decorators have beautifully imagined the first birthday party scene, complete with dainty sandwiches and luscious looking jam tarts fit for the royal birthday boy.
With the castle painstakingly created from our Ready to Roll Icing range, with coloured marzipan stones (naturally), it’s a dream-like scene for a young boy celebrating his first birthday. From the carefully cut out bunting bedecking the castle to the colourfully iced picnic blanket, the cleverly constructed cake is a lesson in intricate detail from the Tangs, who modelled the Queen, William, Kate and George models from our soon to launch range of colour Flower and Modelling Paste.
Using our new Carnation Red Flower and Modelling paste for Kate’s dress, and the delicate Forget Me Not Blue for Prince George’s dungarees, the new colours made for robust bases on which to paint the life-like features that the Tangs are renowned for, painstaking built up using colour pastes and a thin paint-brush before setting in place within the carefully created birthday cake. A cake fit for a Prince, we think…
Happy Birthday Prince George!