Tate & Lyle are celebrating 140 years of sweetness this year. To mark the occasion, they created this colossal cake, which showcased family favourites over the last 14 decades and inspiration for the future.
The 15 tiers comprised of:
- Chocolate lava
- Red velvet
- Black forest
- Pineapple upside down
- Baked Alaska
- Eton mess
- Royal icing
- Victoria sponge
The cake was created by the fabulous Tattooed Bakers. Nick James, marketing director at Tate & Lyle Sugars, said: “Cake has always been at the centre of every celebration and it’s clear tomorrow’s consumer will demand hyper-personalisation, with cakes tailored to their specific needs and desires. We look forward to celebrating the joy of cake with the nation for another 140 years.”
The cake was on display at London’s King’s Cross station and I had to head down to see it. Here’s a picture of me and my daughter with the cake. The first 200 people who came down to view the cake were given a box of two delicious Galaxy Cupcakes – chocolate cupcakes with a galaxy swirl of buttercream, topped with pearls and a pipette of chocolate chilli ganache, a special thank you. Guess who was first in line? Just guess!
As I tucked into my celebratory cupcake, there was only one thing to say to Tate & Lyle:
Us bakers couldn’t create the desserts, cakes, cupcakes and cookies without you.
Here’s to 140 more sweet years!