Royal cake: difficult to qualify this effort

Earlier this month (November 2015), a baker made a life size cake of Prince George.

The effort – according to the photographs – is immense.

Lara Mason (amateur baker) was more than happy to win a gold award for her royal patisserie.

The creation was 91 cm tall. Rather a big and challenging project, which has to be perfect when entering such competition.

It is obvious that making such baking effort must require full concentration and winning would be…the cherry on the cake.

What do you think of the result?

Prince George - Full Size Cake - Lara Mason

Prince George Full Size Cake by Lara Mason


Prince George and lookalike cake

Prince George and lookalike cake

What is intriguing is to see what is actually under the finished product.

Prince George cake - stages

Prince George cake – stages

This really shows the “artisan” work and certainly a few hours spent making the sponge sculpture.

To see more visit BBC News website HERE.


Celebration for Princess Charlotte’s Christening

Everything related to the Monarchy and the Royal Family seems to attract a lot of people. Is it because William and Kate Catherine represent the ideal British family?

Just two years ago, photographers kept spying on the couple as the birth of Prince George was the big change for the couple.

Earlier this year (May 2015), Princess Charlotte was born. The family is now complete with a boy and a girl.

These children are becoming the favourites of the entire nation.

When Prince George of Cambridge was just one year old, an official photograph was released. His second birthday is now looming but before this will be his sister’s Christening!

It is always pleasant to see how a child is changing rapidly. We all remember the picture of George carried by his mother outside the hospital. Now it was the turn of Charlotte.

Something that everyone was after an almost intimate image of just George and Charlotte.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte

Prince George and Princess Charlotte

In this photograph – taken by HRH Duchess of Cambridge – there is even that beautiful tilt and shift effect. Unless these shots where taken by the Duchess then edited by another person?! No doubt that Prince William’s wife knows what she is doing and pays attention to details, when it comes to capture an image of her children.

The Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (this is her official title) will take place on 5th July 2015 at the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

There is something really sweet and special about this ceremony as St Mary Magdalene Church is also where Princess Diana was christened in 1961.

…Photographs of the whole royal family are expected to be released after the christening of Princess Charlotte’s christening, who was born on 2 May in the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London… Source

It goes without saying that “everything” will be observed, analysed and reported such as who is wearing what… This is how insane it goes! Babywear outfits for girls may just see a surge in demand after that Royal event. Remember when Kate Middleton appeared in public with that LK Bennett dress. All stores sold out rapidly!

Duchess of Cambridge wearing LK Bennett dress

Duchess of Cambridge wearing LK Bennett dress

Will the new mothers be inspired by what Princess Charlotte is wearing and then replicate the toddler’s trend for their offspring?
All we can say is what Prince George is currently wearing looks rather smart and traditional, but we can also see a sign of style and quality!
King's shield - Fleur de lys

King’s shield – Fleur de lys

 To read more about Princess Charlotte’s forthcoming christening read article HERE.
Affairs, Design

Royal baby: fashion outfits and collection

Prince George was born on 22nd July 2013. Almost 24 months after this event, a second birth is looming.

The Press in general is waiting for the “new royal baby” with already a list of unanswered questions: is it a boy or a girl – what will the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child be called?

There is also the expectation whether Kate and William will face the photographers with Prince George and his new born brother and sister in their arms – to repeat their first presentation in 2013.

The Duchess has been observed and scrutinised during her pregnancy and public appearances. Tabloids are always after a new photo and eventual gossips. There is as well the ongoing query of “what was Kate wearing” or more precisely “who is she wearing“?

The Royal fashion is something which seems to attract the attention of fans but also haute couture designers! When a personality with a high profile is expecting a baby there are certainly always a couple of couturiers which are thinking of something special and different for the future mothers. If it looks good on these women, others will want to have it as they will feel associated with a person that million have seen wearing that particular cut and look.

A few years back, Hunter boots and Barbour jackets started to appear in the urban landscape – urban & casual chic maybe – this only happened because Kate and William had this look. Some young couples are seeing them as real influencers of what to wear – fashionable and comfortable too.

Catherine Middleton and Prince William with Hunter Boots

Catherine Middleton and Prince William with Hunter Boots

When Prince George was just one year old, lenses started to look at him but also his style given by his parents. When you think that Dior has a site dedicated to baby fashion – visit HERE.

Of course, not everyone has the budget for an expensive label,  but there are plenty more to choose from with affordable price tags. Especially when you know that your offspring will need new garments so fast.

John Lewis is a versatile retailer which attracts a wide range of customers and offers traditional but nonetheless contemporary designs. The interlock complete with a hat for boys and/or girls won’t go out of fashion and can be passed to the next one.

According to the “Royal News” the baby is due soon (April 2015) no exact date.

Interlock complete with hat for boys or girls - from Emile et Rose

Interlock complete with hat for boys or girls – from Emile et Rose

There are speculations that this event – which would take most magazines front covers – could “interfere” with the imminent Election Day!

There is as well the craze for the eventual names – see pictures below.

Royal Baby Girl Names

Royal Baby Girl Names

Royal Baby Boy Names

Royal Baby Boy Names

In the end, it might be something totally different and maybe not deeply rooted in the tradition?!

The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge is a young couple who might want something more modern than the usual James or Victoria… unless they have some rules to respect – such as the way their coat of arms is formed.

Prince William and Catherine Middleton Coat of Arms

Prince William and Catherine Middleton Coat of Arms

In a few months time (July) it will be the second birthday of Prince George. Journalists will, without a doubt, keep a close eye on this too. Will this celebration be hosted by Party Pieces – Kate’s mother being the founder/owner of this company which supply everything you need for family parties.

…Over the years we have successfully built a vast number of best selling party ranges from the latest children’s themes and 1st birthday ranges to parties for all ages and occasions… Source

For the time being there is not a lot we can actually reveal: from the outfit(s) to the name(s) – what if they were twins?! This could surprise everyone and change the way a family is running…unless you have a professional nanny around.