200kg replica ship cake to be presented to HRH The Prince of Wales by 3D Cakes
A 140cm tall x 160 long replica cake of the HMS Prince of Wales has been presented to Prince Charles in a special ceremony this week (Tuesday 10 December).
The cake which was created by award-winning Scottish cake designers 3D Cakes and took over 300 hours to make, was presented as part of the commissioning ceremony of the HMS Prince of Wales in Portsmouth.
3D Cakes, which has shops in Edinburgh and Glasgow, was appointed by the Royal Navy through the Ministry of Defence to create the replica ship which weighed over 200kg and was made using over 8kg of flour and 190 eggs.
The firm, which is the most awarded cake company in Scotland, has won 11 national awards and was awarded overall Cake Designer of Year at the The Scottish Wedding Awards 2019.
David Duncan, founder and designer of 3D Cakes said: “Two years ago we created a cake for the commissioning of HMS Queen Elizabeth and we are honoured to have been asked to do the same again for HMS Prince of Wales.
“We love the opportunity to get creative and have relished the challenge. We baked the cake in our Edinburgh shop and have transported it to Portsmouth before making some final touches – such as adding a floating aircraft near to the crest. The two ships are sisters, but we’ve ensured there are some differences this time around. We’ve recreated the crest of the ship at more than a meter high, standing upright on the back making it much more dramatic. Half of the ship is then sailing out of the crest. It’s of similar scale but even more detailed than before.
“We are really proud to be commissioned for a second cake and delighted to have created it from our Scottish base.”
3D Cakes which is home to the David Duncan Sugarcraft School offers cake masterclasses across both the Edinburgh and Glasgow stores and creates thousands of wedding and occasion cakes every year. 3D Cakes delivered more 2,500 wedding cakes across Scotland in 2019 from Inverness to The Borders.
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