The British Sugarcraft Guild & The Queen’s Replica Wedding Cake Restoration Project
Our two-year journey to restore the royal wedding cake is now complete!
It was a journey which began in July 2015 with a phone call to The British Sugarcraft Guild national office from the ‘keeper of the Peek Frean museum’.
It ended with The British Sugarcraft Guild Queen’s Cake Committee and its National Administrator at the museum for the final assembly, during the week commencing 23rd October. The impressive six tier cake was finally completed and assembled in October 2017, just in time for the celebrations of the royal couple’s platinum anniversary.
A brief history:
In 1947, Peek Frean made one of the wedding cakes for the then Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. At the time the company made a full size replica of the cake which was proudly displayed in the reception of Peek Frean’s headquarters in Bermondsey for 30+ years, and subsequently at a museum following the closure of the company in the late 1980’s.