theCoolART: Dr. Oetker Creates Giant CupCake Portrait Fit for a Queen


To celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, Dr Oetker have teamed-up with food artist Prudence Staite to create a 6m² portrait of Her Majesty using 2,012 cupcakes! Random? Yes! Creative? Very!

Red, white and blue were the order of the day as the culinary artist used the Dr. Oetker home baking range to decorate the edible artwork, including ten cans of Gold and Silver Shimmer Spray, 60,000 Silver and Gold Soft Sugar Pearls and over 140 white Wafer Daisies to adorn the sparkly diamond-encrusted crown featured in the original image.

Prudence, who has been creating edible art for over 12 years, spent over 300 hours on the colourful portrait. She said: “I was excited to be given the chance to create such a meaningful portrait to celebrate the Queen’s reign. I have been working with savoury food and chocolate for years, but this was a whole new challenge. Decorating over 2,000 cupcakes was no mean feat, but the Dr. Oetker range of products were so easy to work with. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much icing in my studio before!”

The ‘Cupcake Queen’ was built in Prudence’ studio in Pamington, Gloucestershire and also featured 20kg of Plain and Milk Chocolate Chips and 30kg of Easy Swirl Cupcake Icing, which were used to define the Queen’s face. A video showing Prudence working on the masterpiece was produced and sets out how she built the artwork on this impressive scale.

We’re longing for one right now!! Check it out below…

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