2012 Jubilee Cupcakes Used to Make Giant Cupcake Queen
This giant 6m x 6m creation of Jubilee Cupcakes takes the phrase ‘Cupcake Queen’ to a completely new level.
Acclaimed food artist Prudence Stait used 2,012 cupcakes and spent an incredible 300 hours working on this edible masterpiece to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Working with home baking experts Dr. Oetker, Prudence used 50kg of ready-to-roll regal icing and 50kg royal icing, as well as 20g of marzipan, more than 40 tubs of gel icing and 20kg of chocolate chips to create the patriotic portrait.
Prudence, who has been creating art with food for 12 years, said: “I was excited to be given the chance to create such a meaningful portrait to celebrate the Queen’s reign. I have been working with savoury food and chocolate for years, but this was a whole new challenge.
“Decorating over 2,000 cupcakes was no mean feat – I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much icing in my studio before!”
Gill Davies, Marketing Director at Dr. Oetker, added: “We wanted to create something remarkable to mark this special 2012 celebration. As baking is the cornerstone of how the British celebrate such occasions we thought we’d take this to a grand scale.”
Check out how the giant portrait was made in this video.