LSBU's National Bakery School creates a slice of history
20 January 2015
A giant three tier fruit cake in the shape of the Palace
of Westminster was presented by the National Bakery School to the House of
Commons to commemorate this historical milestone.
giant cake – which was 2 feet wide by 3½ feet long and 1 foot tall –
was handcrafted in the shape of iconic Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
by the Worshipful Company of Bakers, London's second oldest guild, the gift
marked the 750th anniversary of Simon de Montfort's parliament (20 January
1265), which is widely recognised as the beginning of the
House of Commons.
Dr John Marchant, Head of National Bakery School said: "We have worked extremely hard to design
and create a cake which really emulates this momentous occasion in a way that
was both celebratory and fun. We are honoured to have been given the
chance to commemorate such a
significant milestone for the nation and hope our cake really encapsulated the
importance of this special day."
the Worshipful Company of Bakers, the City of London and Parliament were at the
presentation, along with the students from the National Bakery School and
pupils from Sir John Cass primary school in the City.