The Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend is just around the corner, and royal baker Claire Ptak of Violet Cakes London has crafted the ultimate cake to mark the celebration - exclusively available for guests at The Standard Hotel.
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Royal fans may be familiar with Claire, who is most famous for designing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's iconic "non-traditional" elderflower and lemon cake. The stunning bake for Harry and Meghan's nuptials was made from two hundred Amalfi lemons and ten bottles of Sandringham Elderflower Cordial, before being adorned with fresh peonies.
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Now, Claire is turning her attention to the Queen's 70th year on the throne. The American baker has designed a jaw-dropping creation to mark the celebration - an epic "Violet Blackcurrent Gateau" that stands at one metre tall.
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Claire Ptak's eclectic Jubilee cake is one metre tall Photo Credit: Scandebergs
Designed especially for the celebration and available exclusively to hotel guests at The Standard from 2 - 7 June, the rich dark chocolate cake is spiked with blackcurrant-violet liquor and filled with a compote of English blackcurrants and a violet buttercream, all flavours reported to be the Queen’s favourite.
Claire also uses a secret ingredient to give the filling of her Jubilee cake a floral note. 30g of crushed Parma Violet sweets mixed with mascarpone and double cream.
The cake is available to try at The Standard Hotel Photo Credit: Scandebergs
The monarch, who is "absolutely a chocoholic" according to former royal chef, Darren McGrady, is likely to love this towering chocolate bake. "Anything we put on the menu that had chocolate on, she would pick off the menu," says Darren.
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Book the Slice of Royalty package to sample the delicious cake
Guests can get in on the action over the landmark weekend and enjoy a slice of the exclusive chocolate cake when booking the Slice Of Royalty room package at The Standard. Wash it down with a bottle of Champagne upon arrival and raise a toast (or two) to the long weekend celebrations.
The Standard, London’s exclusive Jubilee Cake will be also available for a limited time in Violet Cakes Bakery from 7 June.
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