Cake Fit For a Queen

1 Jun 2016

Award-winning master pâtissier and celebrity chef Eric Lanlard has teamed up with Tesco finest* to skilfully craft a ‘Cake Fit for a Queen’ to help the nation celebrate the 90th birthday of our longest reigning monarch.

Eric has earned himself an international reputation for outstanding baked creations. His impressive list of clientele includes Her Majesty, The Queen Mother, who commissioned Eric to create a cake to celebrate her 101st birthday as well as the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna.

The ‘Cake Fit for a Queen’ entices cake lovers with three indulgent layers of sensational sponge. Two layers of pink velvet sponge are perfectly paired with a luxurious chocolate sponge centre layer and filled with a raspberry conserve for a delicious taste of summer. The cake has been carefully coated by hand in creamy Tesco finest* Madagascan white chocolate buttercream and crowned with delicate prosecco flavoured buttercream roses. Finally, for the perfect finish, the cake has been given a light sprinkle of edible lustre.  It makes for the perfect treat to accompany celebrations.

Eric Lanlard says, “Inspired by the Great British tradition of afternoon tea and the summer parties for which Her Majesty is renowned, we’ve created a cake worthy of the royal seal of approval. We wanted to create a cake full of quintessentially British flavours together with the seasonal tastes of summer to celebrate this very special occasion. It is truly a Cake Fit for a Queen.”

Hannah Gunn, Tesco finest* Brand Development Manager, says “Having worked with Her Majesty, The Queen Mother, and other famous British icons including Elizabeth Hurley and the Beckhams, we knew there was no better partner to embark on this venture with than Eric. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or afternoon tea, we hope the Cake Fit for a Queen will help customers celebrate in true British style.”

For more information or to request samples, images or to speak to Eric Lanlard or one of the Tesco finest* team please contact:

Tescofinest@splendidcomms.com or call the Tesco Press Office team at Splendid Communications on: 020 7553 7300

Notes to editors:

The limited edition Tesco finest* Cake Fit for a Queen is available in 532 stores nationwide from 3rd to 16th June 2016 at £10.00 serves 14.

Eric’s top tips on cake decorating and interview time with Eric is available upon request.

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on 01707 918 701    
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