Tattooed Baker’s Coronation Cake Takes The Crown

Tattooed bakers Coronation Cake

A cake fit for a King. And Queen. And most members of the royal court. In honor of the Coronation of King Charles, this giant cake sculpture of the Imperial State Crown stands just over 3 feet tall (1 meter high) and is an impressive replica of the real thing decorated with hundreds of sugar pearls and gems.

Tattooed Baker’s Coronation Cake

Tattooed Bakers Coronation Cake
Tattooed Bakers Coronation Cake

The edible version of the velvet and ermine cap embellished with translucent sugar gems and platinum trim took hours upon hours to make. Created by Tattooed Bakers along with event designer Tony Marklew

The real Imperial State Crown
The real Imperial State Crown is set with the magnificent 317.4 carat Cullinan II diamond, also known as the Lesser Star of Africa.

The Imperial State Crown, also referred to as the Crown of State, is one of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom and a sovereign symbol of the British monarchy. The 1937 version is worn by a new monarch for the first time in the royal procession following their coronation (having been crowned with St Edward’s Crown during the ceremony) and subsequently used at State Openings of Parliament. The crown is adorned with 2,901 precious stones, including the Cullinan II diamond, St Edward’s Sapphire, the Stuart Sapphire, and the Black Prince’s Ruby (a spinel).

The 3 foot tall Coronation Cake by Tattooed Bakers
The 3 foot tall Coronation Cake by Tattooed Bakers

The cake’s details are truly impressive, recreating the giant ruby spinel, sapphires, emeralds, diamonds and pearls of sugar.

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A side-by-side comparison. Left: the real crown; right: the cake

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all images of the cake courtesy of Tattooed Bakers