Life's better with cake and a sprinkle of fairy dust
Is he awwww-inspiring or what? Beefeaters, also know as Yeoman Warders, used to be protectors of the monarch and guardians of the Tower of London (still is). Up until the 1800s, Yeoman Warders were paid part of their salaries with chunks of beef, which is loosely the origin of the moniker ‘Beefeater’.
This little Beefeater sits atop a Union Jack flag cake I baked for my niece and nephew who are celebrating Children’s Day with their classmates at kindergarten this week. The theme is the United Kingdom. Not quite sure what is the link to Children’s Day, but pre-independence Singapore used to be a British colony, so maybe the kids get to trace our colonial roots somehow,
Don’t you just love his “furry” bearskin hat (made with tiny snips using a pair of fine scissors) and the double row of gold buttons (dragees) down the front of his coat? This was one of two cakes I baked, one for each class. The second cake features the iconic red London bus and the various landmarks. I can’t wait to see the kids’ reactions to the cakes!