Havering College student bakes well

Havering College student bakes well

Havering College student Charlotte Cook has risen to the challenge in a competition to make a cake celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The 16-year-old has created a spectacular street party scene demonstrating her exceptional skills and knowledge of cake decoration and sugar craft.

The teenager, from Stapleford Abbots in Essex, is passionate about baking and patisserie.

She said: “I’ve made my Queen’s Diamond Jubilee cake in my own time.

“It’s a rectangular fruit cake and I’ve decorated it with icing to make it a traditional street party table complete with Union Jack, tablecloths, bunting, food and all the miniature plates and drinks.

“I’ve even made the chairs and lampposts from which the bunting hangs. It has taken me about 10 days.

“I love making cakes. It started when I was little making cup cakes. Now I just dream of having my own cake shop.”