‘Design royal cupcake’ call

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with the Royal Wedding just around the corner top cake bakers Truly Scrumptious want local pupils to help them celebrate.

The award winning cake designers based in Linlithgow have asked pupils from Linlithgow Primary, Linlithgow Bridge Primary, St Joseph’s Primary, Springfield Primary, Low Port Primary and Donaldson’s to design their very own royal wedding cupcake to mark the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton later this month.

More than 1500 pupils will have the opportunity to design the perfect treat which will be created and served at the popular Torphichen Cupcake Café Bar, which launched last summer.

Entries will be judged by cake designer Paul Bradford, part of the team behind Truly Scrumptious and the Cupcake Café Bar. Paul went to Telford College to learn baking and cake design before working in Linlithgow, becoming one of the most respected cake crafters in the UK and now leading Truly Scrumptious’ own sugar craft school.

He said: “Royal Wedding fever has certainly gripped the nation.

“The spotlight will not only be on Kate’s dress but there will also be a lot of attention and speculation surrounding the cake.

“What better way to get involved with the local community but to launch our own competition, giving the children the chance to stretch their imaginations that little bit further and design their very own royal wedding cupcake?

“It is also a great opportunity to get children thinking about cooking and baking and I’m looking forward to judging the entries.”

All the schools have been contacted and pupils are currently working on their designs.

Jennifer Bruce, chairwoman of Visit West Lothian added: “The Cupcake Café Bar has fast become one of West Lothian’s most popular hidden gems. The royal wedding competition is a great way to engage with local children and we can’t wait to see the entries and what’s more we can’t wait to taste the winning design!”