Downton Abbey

Stunning Highclere Castle Cake

Highclere Castle Cake

This gorgeous Highclere Castle Cake was made for the Downton Abbey Themed Cake Collaboration – A Sweet Farewell To Downton.

 

Trudy Smith

This gorgeous cake was made by Trudy Smith from The Chain Lane Cake Company.

 

Highclere Castle Cake

Here is Trudy’s description of her stunning cake:

I chose to make the actual house from Downton Abbey as my piece after a suggestion by Jennifer Jenkins Kennedy (the organiser of the collaboration). She had seen the Taj Mahal cake I had done as part of another collaboration and thought that I might like to have a go at it.  I knew it was going to be a major undertaking with so many windows and little details but I wanted to challenge myself so I decided to go for it.  The house is on a 24″ square board and is 15″ high. The main part of the house is made using cake dummies while all the towers are RKT. I covered it using coloured gumpaste panels. Unfortunately I didn’t have as much time as I was hoping to work on it so I used printed edible images for the windows and coloured cake lace to represent the carved brickwork. Then I airbrushed shadows etc to give it some depth.

Here are more photographs of this amazing cake:

 

Highclere Castle Cake

Highclere Castle Cake

 

Highclere Castle Cake

Highclere Castle Cake

 

Want to see more gorgeous sweets inspired by Downton Abbey?  Remember to visit – A Sweet Farewell To Downton.

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