Cake for the Queen Competition


An opportunity for your school to visit Buckingham Palace by making a special birthday cake

Following the hugely popular Cook for The Queen competition for children that was held for the Diamond Jubilee, the organisers, Love British Food, are inviting schools to join in this summer’s Royal celebrations and commemorate Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday by making a Cake for The Queen.

The Queen’s official 90th Birthday is being celebrated on the weekend of the 11th and 12th June 2016.  It begins with a service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, followed by `Trooping the Colour’ on Saturday.  The finale takes place on the Sunday when the Mall will be transformed for Britain’s largest ever street party.    Cake by royal baker Fioona Cairns

Communities across the country will be celebrating this historical occasion in many wonderful ways and schools are invited to join in the national celebrations by holding a fun birthday party, the centre piece of which will be a very special birthday cake for Her Majesty made by the children themselves.

The competition involves making a cake that is spectacular to look at and is decorated in a manner fit for Royalty and must be made with healthy ingredients.  Love British Food calls for healthier, fresher and more local cakes.  This is also an opportunity to teach children that there are alternatives to sugar.  cake

Photos of the top five winning cakes will be made into a montage and presented to Her Majesty The Queen as a birthday souvenir and the winning school will be treated to an exclusive trip to Buckingham Palace, during British Food Fortnight (17th September – 2nd October 2016)

The competition is open to any group of children of school age and all you have to do is:

  1. Adapt a traditional cake recipe using healthy and/or local ingredients or create your own brand new recipe.
  2. Bake and decorate the cake in a manner fit for The Queen.
  3. Share and eat the cake – have a Royal Birthday Party for the class or the whole school.  You could make it a fancy dress party with all the children dressing up to commemorate different features of Her Majesty’s reign.
  4. You can send up to five photos of the cake, of the children making it and your Royal Birthday Party, plus a description of the recipe and ingredients you used and how and why you adapted it.

The competition is open to any group of children of school age (primary and secondary) in the UK.  The group should have an adult as a co-ordinator / point of contact. To enter, send your photos and a description of what you did, including your cake recipe to by 15th July 2016. Don’t forget your name, your school or group name and a contact telephone number.Buckingham Palace 4 (credit Simon May)

For more information about Cake for the Queen visit the Love British Food Website: