Friday, 1 June 2012

My Jubilee favourites

Tuesday 5th June is not only an extra day off work to snooze/watch films/eat junk food, it also sees our very own Lizzie celebrate 60 years on the throne. From street parties and pampered corgis to special limericks and her maj’s face recreated in toast, Jubilee fever has definitely spread. I’ve scoured the internet to find the best and most quirky homage’s to the Queen, created in anticipation to the big day itself. 

1. The Cake Store in London got in the spirit of the Diamond Jubilee by baking a huge replica of the Queen herself, made entirely from sponge, icing and sugarpaste. Creative director Steven Howard took two weeks to craft the creation and it weighs in at an impressive 30 kilos. The whole cake was decorated with fine sugar paste sculptured to represent Her Majesty. The masterpiece has caused quite a stir in the media already, with appearances on This Morning, The Graham Norton Show and being displayed at the Ideal Home Exhibition at Olympia.

2. The Golden Boobilee is the splash on the latest issue of lad’s mag Zoo. Although I’m not an avid reader myself, when I caught of glimpse of the design it did make me chuckle. I’m sure blokes all over the country will see this and soon find a reason to celebrate the Jubilee.

3. A trusty cupboard favourite and a memory from my childhood, Marmite is the next to get in on the action. Love it or Hate it, think it’s a yeasty feast or a disgusting goo, the iconic British brand has earned a worldwide reputation since its launch in 1902. Marking its 110th anniversary this year, Marmite is celebrating the Jubilee by releasing a limited-edition Union Jack inspired design which has been flying off the supermarket shelves.

4. This special commemorative tea-towel is a steal at just £15. Its modern slogan is bang on trend and gives everyone the chance to have a Queenie collectable in the kitchen. It looks so smart that I reckon even her majesty would consider drying the royal china on it.

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