We had such a high standard of entries for our Royal Wedding baking competition! See the winner, the runner-ups and a selection of the entries
Winner: Kelly Douglass!‘We’ve
been overwhelmed by the quality of entries to our Royal Wedding baking
competition. It was incredibly tough to pick a winner, but we felt that
Kelly Douglass’s cake really captured the spirit of the Royal Wedding –
congratulations Kelly!’ Katy Salter, goodtoknow recipes editor
The standard was so high we even picked 4 runner-ups – see who’s cake made it into the top 5! Find out more about our winning cakes, why we loved them and see other entries
These cakes are each amazing in their own way. Classy cupcakes, an inventive ‘Catherine Will’ and two very different wedding cakes, these 4 entries are our runner-ups and will each receive copies of Baking Made Easy by Lorraine Pascale and Bake And Decorate by Fiona Cairns.
Winner: Kelly Douglass!
Kelly’s winning cake came complete with iced cakes, cucumber sandwiches and tea – a very English spread! We also loved the cobbled pavement and the bunting. Congratulations, Kelly! Look out for her winning recipe in the May issue of goodtoknow Recipes magazine.
Kelly says: “I remember the street parties for the Queen’s silver and golden Jubilees and wanted to make a cake that was quintessentially British. I still can’t believe I’ve won!”
Runner-up: Rachel Walker Due to the high standard of entries we had to have some runner-ups! We think Rachel’s pretty and simple cupcakes topped with crowns are classy enough for any Royal Wedding.
Runner-up: Clare Margary Clare’s very British 3-tier wedding cake is amazing! She used 3 different sponge recipes:cherry and almond madeira, Victoria sponge and lemon with lemon curd buttercream to make this colourful cake.
Runner-up: Mary Liggins We just loved Mary’s inventive recipe. Making a ‘Catherine Will’ cake with a patriotic red white and blue top made from white choc, double cream, blueberries and cranberries is simple yet brilliant!
Runner-up: Kelly HillKelly’s pretty cake is made with hints of classic British earl grey tea, summer fruits and sherry. The subtle rose petals and crown decorations make this cake fit for a queen.
Sarah’s patriotic cherry cake is very impressive. A bold Union Jack with dainty flowers is the perfect Royal treat.
Sarah says: ‘I chose a cherry cake as again it is a twist on the traditional fruit wedding cake but a bit lighter for a spring wedding and it is also my Grandad’s favourite cake.’
goodtoknow user Victoria made these cute cupcakes in honour of our competition and inspired by Kate’s beautiful Sapphire engagment ring.
We love Alma’s classy yet simple English rose cake. Piped roses are the perfect icing for a Royal Wedding cake. Look out for a ‘how to pipe roses’ video on goodtoknow soon!
Adrienne’s red, white and blue cupcakes are made with strawberry puree for an extra British taste.
Adrienne says: ‘The initial obvious choice was to go for the red, white & blue of Britain. But I also think of strawberries & cream when I think of Britain, so I wanted a creamy strawberry cupcake, which took a few attempts at various mixtures to perfect.’
We can imagine Kerry’s simple crown cupcakes at Kate’s hen party!
Kerry says: ‘The recipe is one that I adapted, adding lemon and vanilla to a white chocolate cupcake recipe to produce a light sumptuous cake.’
Katie’s bride and groom cupcakes will be perfect for any Royal Wedding street party.
Katie says: ‘We are having a Royal Wedding party where everything will be themed, I thought entering the competition would be good practise for the 29th April!’
We love the detail on Maria’s cupcakes and biscuits – and the cute replica Wills and Kate!
Sue’s expertly-decorated cupcakes come complete with Union Jack-coloured wedding dresses and shoes!
Sue says: ‘Fashion excites me so I came up with the idea of the dress and shoes to represent the lovely Miss Middleton and the crown for our charming prince.’
You can’t get more British than a Victoria sponge and Karen’s heart-shaped triple-decker cake with patriotic icing looks delicious.
Karen’s elegant toffee apple celebration cake is delicately decorated with the couple’s crest and two wedding rings.
Tamires’ walnut and dulce de leche cupcakes are given a Royal Wedding twist with a few clever decorations.
Lisa’s red, white and blue celebration cake is a classic wedding fruit cake – complete with sherry!
Wendy went against making a traditional wedding cake and chose to make these delicious Tropical Royal Chelsea Buns. Can we have one with a cuppa please?
What’s not to love about Farhat’s adorable heart-shaped chocolate cake?
Claire JacklinClaire knows the most important part of a wedding – the Champagne! So she made Champagne-soaked raspberry cupcakes with a Champagne buttercream.
Joan made a traditional coffee chocolate cake and gave it a spring-time finish with fresh flowers.
Joan said: ‘Once you’ve watched the wedding and eaten the cake, the flowers can be tossed to unmarried females (only those who have helped eat cake) to see who will be the next to marry, or given to someone for their birthday, anniversary etc. Enjoy!’
We love the idea behind Kathy’s stylish chocolate, orange and cherry London loveheart cake.
Janet WakelingJanet went for a traditional knights and princesses theme for her Royal cake – it reminds us of a fairy tale!
Madi’s regal wedding cake is given an extra Royal finish with the gold trim.
Madi said: ‘I wanted to design a cake that incorporates all of the elements that will make the Royal Wedding so special and exciting. As the Royal Wedding does, this cake sums all the things that we love: a romance, a wedding, our country and yes, cake!’
Denise JonesYou can’t have a wedding without a bouquet of flowers, so why not make one with cupcakes? This bouquet looks so realistic but it’s actually a cake!
Charlotte WalshCharlotte’s cute little Victoria sponges would be perfect sweet treats for a Royal Wedding party.
Charlotte says: ‘I was inspired to make my Mini Victoria Sponge Hearts because I wanted something with a nod to the royal heritage, but with a fun and modern twist.’
Simone DeinumSimone put so much effort into the setting for her Royal Wedding tea party. It looks so luxurious – fit for a princess!
These cute little cupcakes made us smile. Michelle chose to focus on Kate’s future job, Princess, for her Royal Wedding tea time treat.
A princess castle fit for a real princess! Hannah used ice cream cones for the turrets in this cake.
Julia Kiss’ classy carrot cakes would be great at the Royal Wedding reception, they look so fresh and tangy with the kiwi garnish.
Lisa’s heart shaped offering is a carrot and raisin cake, generously covered with icing!
This layered carrot cake is by Rachel Harding and is decorated with walnuts. It’s perfect for a Royal Wedding tea party!
Georgina BeddoeHeart shaped cakes were very popular with Goodtoknow’s users when making their Royal Wedding Cakes. This sparkly one is from Georgina.
These red, white and blue cupcakes from Victoria Currell are very patriotic!
This impressive golden chocolate shard cake is from Laura Thompson, it must have taken her a very long time to create all of the shards.
Caroline’s dragon castle cake is a nod towards the Prince of Wales, ready for the Royal Wedding.
Lesley also went for a castle idea, making one fit for a princess – we think Kate would love it!
Helen’s two-tier heart cake is very impressive with it’s detailed decoration. Her red and white theme is romantic and patriotic!
Cat’s Royal Wedding cupcakes look like the perfect sweet treats for a celebratory tea. The icing and decoration look delicious – can we have one now please?
Cara’s fruit and victoria sponge three-tier wedding cake is fit for the Royal couple themselves.
Caroline Mitchell-Wise impresses us with her icing skills on this fairytale princess castle cake.