Wednesday, 10 August 2011 09:49

Queen Elizabeth I Cake

Written by Larissa Volnitskaia

Queen Elizabeth I Cake

 

This summer the W.W. Norton & Company, independent publishing house in New York, have honored me by ordering their cake from me:

"This year our publishing company is celebrating the 50th birthday of The Norton Anthology of English Literature (now in its 8th edition). Our summer sales conference will be in Montreal in August, and during it we will be throwing a party to celebrate the book's birthday. The anthology cover features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth I  and we would like to have a cake that features her portrait in some creative way. "

 

 

 

 

Not only was it a very interesting project, it also turned out to be a great learning experience for me.

To make this cake I really had to spend time to do some research, read articles and watch a few movies to learn about the queen herself, about her costume, and about other decor elements of that time.

 

 

Thank you The Norton Anthology, and thank you Carly for this wonderful project! I learned so much from it and really enjoyed working on your cake!

Happy Birthday!!!

90 servings of Red Velvet Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream.

The queen and all other decorative elements are edible and made of different forms of sugar.

The feather and pages on the cake board are made of rice (wafer) paper.

 

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Queen Elizabeth I Cake, gum paste sugar queen figurine

Queen Elizabeth I Cake

Queen Elizabeth I Cake

Queen Elizabeth I Cake

Queen Elizabeth I Cake

 

Queen Elizabeth I Cake

 

Queen Elizabeth I Cake

 

 

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