It's been 70 years since a coronation occurred in the United Kingdom. That will change on May 6th, when Charles III, successor to Elizabeth II, officially takes the throne. Tens of millions of people will be watching the event live on TV. Countless others will partake in street parties across the U.K. As many will enjoy the nationwide bank holiday, a quintessential British pairing will be a part of it: tea and cake.
The UK's largest independent online cake manufacturer, Sponge.co.uk, recently revealed the perfect pairings between cake style and royal family members.
Two Cakes Fit for A King and Queen
A kale and apple cake represents the man of the hour, King Charles III. While it may not be as traditional as a Victoria Sponge, there's a good reason for this pairing. The kale and apple flavors help capture the King's personality and strong-willed political passions. Likewise, the bright green colors match Charles' support for protecting the environment. With his continued efforts for a greener way of life, matching King Charles III with a green cake makes sense.
As for the Queen Consort, Camilla is paired with a red velvet cake. Romantic, passionate, and bright, the flavors and coloring do well to match how Camilla feels about her King.
We also have a pairing for Anne, Princess Royal and sister of King Charles III: a lemon drizzle cake to match her sharp personality and quick-witted humor.
The Princes and Princess of Wales Are Beloved, Classic Cakes
Princess Kate is one of, if not the most beloved and influential member of the British Royal Family. Therefore, it makes sense that Kate is paired with the Victoria Sponge cake. Classic, contemporary, and universally popular, it's a perfect pairing with the Princess of Wales. Her husband, Prince William, is another classic choice, but on the opposite end of the spectrum.
Whereas the Victoria Sponge cake is light, a chocolate and caramel cake will be slightly heavier. Still, it has a smooth taste that's reliably delicious. With the upcoming Coronation of King Charles III, Prince William is next in line for the throne. Thankfully, he is as smooth and reliable as his cake pairing. When the time comes, the Prince of Wales will need to be able to rise to the occasion. Like a chocolate and caramel cake, we expect William to be ready when his time comes.
Who could forget about Kate and William's eldest son, George? Given the young prince's personality, there's only one cake to pair with him: a rainbow cake. Like George, this cake is fun, innocent, and admired by all. Sponge.co.uk strengthens the comparison, saying that this pairing represents the future of the Monarchy: bright. William and Kate have fought against social injustices and inequalities; like a rainbow cake, George represents a sign of hope and promise as the Monarchy continues to grow in the modern world.
The Duke of Sussex and Duchess of York Are A Little Nutty
According to the team at Sponge.co.uk, this is the easiest pairing to make: Prince Harry with a ginger and walnut carrot cake.
The ginger and walnut carrot cake pair well with Prince Harry's signature hair color, and the flavor properly represents the Duke of Sussex. Many view Prince Harry as a “fruity sponge with a tinge of spice at times.” You either love ginger and walnut carrot cake or hate it, much like how the public views Prince Harry. He may be controversial, but if he's up your alley, he's an absolute delight.
Likewise, we come to the Duchess of York. Also known as Fergie, Sarah is viewed as a character. Despite some controversy around her, the Duchess of York remains popular in the U.K. As a result, she regularly appears in many Royal events. Therefore, she's paired with a Nutella cake. It may be a bit nutty and won't be everyone's first choice, but once you take a bite, you'll fall in love.
More On The Coronation of King Charles III
On Friday, May 5th, the day before the coronation, London and Windsor will prepare for countless parades, parties, and crowds.
The festivities begin Saturday, May 6th, at 6:00 am EST. The King's Procession takes place from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey. At 11:00 local time, the Coronation Service begins, followed by the Coronation Procession from Westminster Abbey back to Buckingham Palace. Later in the day, King Charles III and Queen Camilla will greet the gathered crowds from the Buckingham Palace balcony.
In addition to the events being broadcast on the BBC family of networks, those lucky enough to be in London can watch on big screens in St James' Park, Green Park, and Hyde Park. Additional screens will be set up nationwide, including Cardiff Castle, Belfast City Hall, and Birmingham Centenary Square.
More About Sponge.co.uk
Sponge.co.uk is an online cake company that makes proper cakes using quality ingredients, handmade carefully, and sent directly to your door. Sponge.co.uk has been selling wonderful sponge cakes since 2000 and is based in Norwich and delivers handmade cakes across the UK.
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