Let them eat cake

McVitie’s Cake Company to make Jubilee confection for Her Majesty The Queen

McVitie’s Cake Company, part of United Biscuits, announced yesterday that it will gift a special celebratory cake to the queen for her Diamond Jubilee.

The confection will be put on display at Buckingham Palace on June 4. It will be just over over one metre tall and consist of five tiers, each decorated with emblems of the realm and the commonwealth including the Queen’s residences and flags of the Commonwealth nations.

The cake will be ‘crowned’ with a replica of the Imperial crown in edible icing and gems. This detail took 200 man hours over four weeks to perfect.

The Jubilee cake will contain 50kg of dried fruit soaked in three litres of whiskey and brandy.

Kevin McGurk, operational services director at United Biscuits, says: “We are delighted to show our appreciation for Her Majesty’s long reign over the country by providing this cake, which highlights the important role HM plays in the Commonwealth and across the United Kingdom”.

McVitie’s is supporting a number of other activities over the forthcoming Jubilee bank holiday weekend. This includes sponsoring the Tea Garden area of the sell out Jubilee festival in Battersea Park.

McVitie’s owner, United Biscuits has 11 factories in the UK and employs around 7,000 people in Britain.