Splendid Downton Abbey Cake Inspired By House Maid Uniform

Downton Abbey Cake inspired by House Maid uniform 

This Splendid Downton Abbey Cake inspired by House Maid Uniform was made for the Downton Abbey Themed Cake Collaboration – A Sweet Farewell To Downton.

Louise Haythornthwaite

This Splendid cake was made by Louise Haythornthwaite from Alana Lily Chocolates & Cakes located in Rotherham, South Yorkshire UK.

Downton Abbey Cake inspired by House Maid uniform

Here is Louise’s description of her Splendid cake:

Before Jenny asked me to join this amazing group I hadn’t watched a lot of Downton Abbey, but once I started researching I got pulled into a world or incredible costumes, amazing textures and times gone by. I decided to go with the maids outfit with elements from the housekeeper as I had never done a fashion inspired creation before and I have never done just a black and white one either. I was drawn to the white lace on the aprons and the black lace on the house keeper. I wanted to see what I could create without jewels, beading and embellishment. I covered the top tier in black fondant and then completely in cake lace which was a first for me, but I love the way it turned out. I covered the bottom tier in pleats, trying to ensure it looked natural and flowing. The middle tier was the biggest challenge, taking as many elements of the white lace as I go to recreate the pattern and style. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jenny again for inviting me and allowing me to be apart of a truly incredible collaboration with such other amazing artists.