Children invited to cook a birthday cake for Queen’s 90th birthday

Buckingham Palace.
Buckingham Palace.

A competition has been launched for school children to make a cake for the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Following the popular Cook for The Queen competition that was held for the Diamond Jubilee, the organisers, Love British Food, are inviting schools to commemorate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

The Queen’s official birthday is being celebrated on the weekend of June 11 and 12.

Schools are invited to join in by holding a fun birthday party, the centrepiece of which will be a birthday cake for the Queen made by the children.

As well as making a cake that is spectacular to look at and is decorated in a manner fit for Royalty, it must be made with healthy ingredients.

Photos of the top five winning cakes will be made into a montage and presented to The Queen as a birthday souvenir and the winning school will be treated to a trip to Buckingham Palace, during British Food Fortnight (September 17 to October 2

To take part, adapt a traditional recipe using healthy and/or local ingredients or create your own recipe. Bake and decorate the cake in a manner fit for The Queen. Share and eat the cake – have a Royal Birthday Party for the class or the whole school.

Send in up to five photos of the cake, of the children making it and the Royal Birthday Party, plus a description of the recipe and ingredients you used and how and why you adapted it.

Entries to by July 15. Don’t forget your name, your school and a contact number.

For more information, visit the Love British Food Website: