GASTRONOMIC guru Stacie Stewart has been commissioned to create a cake fit for a king.
Impressed by the Roker chef’s turns on Food Glorious Food and This Morning, famous baking brand Dr Oetker asked the 31-year-old to whip up a cake for Prince George’s christening, which takes place on Wednesday.
Although the cake won’t be eaten at St James’s Palace, keen bakers can create the cake at home, thanks to Stacie’s recipe.
Stacie, who rose to culinary fame after appearing on MasterChef 2010, said: “My family have always been huge Royalists, so it’s an honour to create a cake for Prince George – even if the Windsors and Middletons won’t actually get to taste it.”
The cake features a number of symbolic features including:
l A Victoria sponge – in homage to Prince George’s great-great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, who inspired the nation’s most famous baked treat
l A blue buttercream filling – a nod to the little Prince’s blue blood and Will and Kate’s bouncing baby boy.
l A royal crown – as third in line to the throne, George will eventually wear the famous Imperial State Crown when he becomes King.
Stacie said: “Dr Oetker approached me to do a cake as they wanted to mark the Royal christening with something modern that people could easily do at home.
“It’s quite a simple cake – it’s just a sponge inside. It’s just the decoration that might be a bit tricky.”
William and Kate have already sprung several surprises since their 2011 wedding and, in another break from tradition, have chosen the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace for George’s christening instead of the Music Room at Buckingham Palace where William, Charles, Andrew and Anne were all baptised.
•For more information on Stacie’s royal recipe, and how to have a go at making the cake, visit www.facebook.com/DrOetkerBaking