As a cupcake lover and an Anglophile, this is probably the coolest thing ever. Leeds based baking brand Dr. Oetker has teamed up with food artist extraordinaire, Prudence Staite, to recreate a 6m² ‘Cupcake Queen’ portrait of Her Majesty with over 2,012 hand-decorated cupcakes.
Yes, it’s as cool as it sounds.
Here’s a video on how this was achieved:
Red, white and blue were the order of the day as the culinary artist used the Dr. Oetker home baking range to decorate the edible artwork, including ten cans of Gold and Silver Shimmer Spray, 60,000 Silver and Gold Soft Sugar Pearls and over 140 white Wafer Daisies to adorn the sparkly diamond-encrusted crown featured in the original image.
Prudence, who has been creating edible art for over 12 years, spent over 300 hours on the colourful portrait. She said: “I was excited to be given the chance to create such a meaningful portrait to celebrate the Queen’s reign. I have been working with savoury food and chocolate for years, but this was a whole new challenge. Decorating over 2,000 cupcakes was no mean feat, but the Dr. Oetker range of products were so easy to work with. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much icing in my studio before!” The portrait was made with out of date stock to avoid waste.