TikToker's hyper-realistic life-sized cake to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee goes viral
Lara Mason, whose channel Cake Anything has over 2.7 million followers on TikTok, posted the clip that quickly amassed over 150,000 likes
A TikToker has gone viral after baking a life-sized cake for the Queen to mark her Platinum Jubilee. Lara Mason, whose channel Cake Anything has over 2.7 million followers on TikTok, posted multiple clips of the cake and the post has quickly amassed over 150,000 likes. Mason also revealed that it took five days to finish her Victoria sponge creation.
The 96-year-old queen's Platinum Jubilee cake was commissioned by Buzz Bingo to commemorate her 70th year in the British monarchy. The complete Victoria sponge cake, which represents the queen in her classic white gown, blue sash, and tiara, contains 400 eggs, 44 pounds of flour, and 44 pounds of butter, according to Mason. Social media was thrilled to see the hyper-realistic cake of their beloved Queen and many rushed to the comment section of the post to express their thoughts.
One person wrote, "Wow this looks incredible. Amazing." "I think Her Royal Highness should try it herself. Or at least write you a letter. You are so talented and should be in her kitchen one day," another added. Mason described her design as a ‘challenge’ since she had to duplicate the image of one of the world's most renowned women. She said, "This has been the biggest challenge in my career as The Queen is such a recognized and respected figure—I wanted to do her justice! I've loved recreating her image out of cake.”
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According to the Independent, the cake was unveiled only days before the queen is set to commemorate her Platinum Jubilee with a big weekend celebration. The first Platinum Jubilee in the British monarchy's thousand-year existence will be celebrated with a spectacular Trooping the Colour procession, a pageant down The Mall, and a pop performance outside Buckingham Palace. On Tuesday, June 1, the queen returned to London from Scotland, where she had been resting ahead of a busy weekend schedule.
Despite the fact that the jubilee festivities have been planned with her participation in mind, the queen will not reveal whether she will attend any or all of them until the day of the celebration. Following the advice of her medical staff, the queen canceled major public engagements early this year. Due to ‘episodic mobility problems,’ the queen did not attend the State Opening of Parliament in May, according to Buckingham Palace.
If the queen is unable to attend any of the jubilee festivities, other members of the royal family are expected to represent her, including Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Anne, Prince William, and Kate Middleton. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will return to Britain for their first official visit after stepping down as full-time royals in 2020.