Jun 19 2012 by Ian Proctor, Harrow Observer
A MASTER cakemaker created a towering dessert fit for The Queen for use in Diamond Jubilee parties at Buckingham Palace.
Bosses of Kool Cakes Bakery, which specialises in eggless, vegetarian sweet treats, produced a five-tiered behemoth decorated with royal white icing, Union Flags, little bearskin-hatted versions of The Queen's Foot Guards, and topped with an elaborate crown.
The hexagonal chocolate sponges were baked and filled a vanilla buttercream and jam filling at the firm's Honeypot Lane, Kingsbury, branch, before being iced and decorated at the Heston shop, while the finishing touches were added at the store in Pinner Road, North Harrow.
Director Kulwinder Kumar, known as Paul, said: "This is the biggest thing that has happened to me in over 20 years of me being in this business and this
is a dream come true for me.
"Upon receiving the acceptance letter from Buckingham Palace, I started masterminding the design of the cake.
"It took over three weeks of careful planning, designing and crafting the cake.
"Each and every part of the cake was personally and individually crafted by me.
"Every piece and part of the cake is edible except for the pearls in the crown and the ‘60’ Diamante pin.
"The cake was 42 inches high and weighed approximately 35 to 40 kilos, and would feed approximately 250 to 300 people."
On Friday June 1, the cake was taken to the Shri Guru Ravidass Gurudwara, a Sikh temple in Southall, to be blessed by the priest before it was accompanied to Buckingham Palace by Mr Kumar, his daughter Jennifer Bagha, fellow director Ashit Shah and their friend Virendra Sharma, Labour MP for Ealing Southall.
It was sliced, served and eaten at one of the Diamond Jubilee parties held that weekend - and rumoured to have been cut by no less than Her Majesty herself.