How about something really naughty to celebrate the eagerly-awaited Platinum Jubilee?
Why not treat yourself to some corgi? A sliver , nibble, finger, paw or large mouthful of head?
Costing £6 and serving twelve, Morrison’s corgi is called Clarence rather than Candy, the Queen’s favourite pet corgi.
The cake is a chocolate-covered Swiss roll and decorated with red, blue and white sprinkles to celebrate the Queen’s 70th anniversary on the throne. Clarence wears a Union Jack crown so you can sample the crown jewels too.
Rachel Fish, Cake Creator at Morrisons, comments: “We’ve created this special cake to pay tribute to the Queen, as the country celebrates her Platinum Jubilee this summer. We had great fun coming up with names for the cake but think Clarence, as chosen by our customers, is a fitting tribute.”
Morrisons previously created a replica of Harry & Meghan’s Royal Wedding Cake in 2018 and a Gingerbread Prince to celebrate Harry’s first Father’s Day.
Let professional bakers take the strain. For your street party , Bonne Mamam has brought out a Lemon and Pistachio red, white and blue Platinum Jubilee cake and the English Cheesecake Co a Victoria Sponge Cheesecake.
Positive Bakes’ Platinum Jubilee Cake Box, inspired by Britain’s all-time favourite classic desserts, comprises six gluten-free./ vegan mini loaf cakes – Zesty Lemon Drizzle, Bakewell Tart, Chocolate & Salted Caramel, Banana, Carrot & Pecan and Sticky Toffee Pudding.
There is no shortage of special occasion drinks. Not just Horlicks new Victoria Sponge Shakes.
Waitrose has released a Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial Champagne. The English Whisky Company has launched The English Royal Platinum Jubilee single malt made from “the finest oak casks.”
Taylor’s Very Very Old Tawny Port was created with wines aged from the time Queen Elizabeth was crowned. The component wines were individually selected and blended by Taylor’s blenders.
The £350 limited edition Taylor’s Platinum Jubilee Very Very Old Tawny Port is presented in the classic frosted Taylor’s Aged Tawny bottle and comes in a beech wood box.
London’s Berry Bros & Rudd, has launched a limited-edition Good Ordinary Claret for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. A proportion of sale profits will be donated to The Queen’s Green Canopy and Woodland Heritage Trust by the merchant, a Royal Warrant holder.
Only 10,000 bottles of the limited-edition Good Ordinary Claret will be released. The label has been designed by British printmaker and illustrator Tom Frost, and features a screen-printed blossoming tree within a wine glass. The bottles have also all been produced capsule-free in order to help reduce waste and the environmental impact.
Fortnum and Mason (est.1707) has brought out a commemorative sparkling wine.
Buckingham Palace also announced that Queen’s charitable Royal Collection Trust is releasing her own English sparkling wine. A blend of 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, and 10% Pinot Meunier, the Platinum Jubilee Special Edition En is made exclusively from fruit grown and hand-picked in vineyards in Kent and West Sussex.
The label design takes inspiration from the gold embroidery on Her Majesty’s Robe of Estate, worn on Coronation Day, June 2, 1953. A crowned EIIR cypher is surrounded by golden olive leaves and ears of wheat to symbolize peace and plenty.
Whitley Neill has brought out its Platinum Jubilee Gin. Last year, the Queen launched Ballochbuie gin, distilled at her Balmoral estate and royal residence in Scotland. The official Platinum Jubilee weekend ( June 2-5) coincides with the Epsom.
VCL Vintners bottled the commemorative cask of Bruichladdich whisky, made using the original machinery to make the limited run of 144 700ml £556 bottles.
Foxdenton has also brought out Jubilee Summer Pudding Gin Liqueur.
As well as special edition jams, two of the UK’s most popular condiments have also been given a commemorative makeover ahead of all the festivities.
Heinz has also announced their brown sauce and salad cream will be renamed ‘HM Sauce’ and ‘Salad Queen’.
But corgis could be the next thing. National BBQ week approaches.