Commemorating the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 

On Thursday 8 September we joined with people around the world, as we extended our sincerest condolences to The Royal Family.

As a Royal Warrant Holder since 1894, McVitie’s has been honoured to play a role in commemorating many special milestones throughout Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s incredible reign.

The most recent milestone took place earlier this year – baking The Queen’s celebration cake for her Platinum Jubilee, which celebrated her 70-year reign and was delivered to Buckingham Palace for the Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend in June 2022.

The tireless effort and expert craftmanship that went into this occasion was captured in this short film earlier this year.

The five-tier fruit cake took over 1,000 hours to create and took inspiration from The Queen’s Green Canopy project, a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee..

The concept was created by Mark Oldham, our Royal Warrant custodian, and baked by Specialist Product Developer, Billy Kilvington, and Product Development Technologist, Eve Goldspink, who worked with expert royal icers and world-leading sugar flower makers to decorate the cake, which you can read more about here

This was the fourth time McVitie’s had the honour of baking for The Queen, having previously created cakes for her wedding, 70th wedding anniversary, and Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.

McVitie’s, and the entire pladis family, are incredibly thankful for Her Majesty’s decades of support, and for the keen interest she took in British businesses like ours.

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