Baddeley Cake Ice Queen

Friday, April 22

Celebrating the Twelfth Night Event at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London with a bespoke cake has been a tradition for over two centuries.

Thanks to a bequest made by the pastry chef-turned-actor Robert Baddeley in his will, the annual occasion has become a time-honoured tradition enjoyed by the actors and performers at the theatre. The official legacy he left to the Drury Lane Fund is to “provide cake and wine for the performers in the green room of Drury Lane Theatre on Twelfth Night.”

Since 2009, Squires Kitchen had accepted the honour of presenting this prestigious cake tribute. The Baddeley Cake has been made by many confectioners over the years, but this year’s Frozen-themed cake was created by sugar artist Christina Georgiou.

The final cake and the amazing sugar artist Christina Georgiou
The final cake and the amazing sugar artist Christina Georgiou

The ceremony took place on 6th January 2022. Although this year was slightly unconventional due to Covid, the five tier cake was a triumph, and the theatre was over the moon! The showstopper featured a variety of different techniques, from a subtle marbling design to detailed modelled Anna and Elsa figures. Christina also included blue rice paper sails adorning the cake to resemble Elsa’s ice palace and powers, as well as an isomalt geode texture that only further affirmed the Frozen theme.

If you like this showstopper and you’re interested in seeing more of Christina, follow her on social media, @tasteful_cakes, or head over to her website.

And make sure you’ve marked the dates in your diary for when you can get your hands on the next few issues of Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine. We don’t want to give too much away, but you’ll definitely be seeing a lot more of Christina!

The cast were on stage and guests socially distanced in the stalls to listen to the Master
The cast were on stage and guests socially distanced in the stalls to listen to the Master's speech and drink the health of Robert Baddeley
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Celebrating the Twelfth Night with "Frozen"