Stamford girl Tilly designs a cake fit for the Queen's 90th birthday as she wins Waitrose competition

A nine-year-old Stamford girl has won a nationwide competition to design a cake to mark the Queen's 90th birthday which will be sold in Waitrose stores.

Monday, 18th April 2016, 9:23 am
Updated Monday, 18th April 2016, 9:30 am
PIC BY GEORGI MABEE/ CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Tilly Chisholm, age nine, pictured at the patisserie section of Waitrose, Stamford, with customer service assistant Abbie Babb. Tilly has won a cake design competition run by Waitrose to celebrate Her Majesty the Queens 90th Birthday.) - EMN-160418-091426001

Tilly Chisholm, a pupil at Malcolm Sargent Primary School, sent in her design after her teacher challenged the whole of her year group to draw a picture of a cake fit for the Queen.

Tilly’s design features a gorgeous bejewelled gold crown, The Queen’s initials and a simple red balloon which Tilly included as she felt no birthday was complete without a balloon.

The cake is finished with festive red, white and blue bunting around the base.

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Tilly’s design sits atop a delicious fruit cake which is made in Scotland.

The youngster was delighted to hear her cake had been shortlisted for the final five and today (Monday, April 18), it was announced that her cake had won.

The winning cake design was chosen by a panel which included celebrated cake maker Fiona Cairns, Bake Off finalist Martha Collison and organisers of The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations in May.

Waitrose is an Official Partner of The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration in the grounds of Windsor Castle in May 2016.

Tilly said: “I could not believe when they said my name as I never win anything!

“I cannot wait to see my cake on the shelves.”

The Waitrose Celebration Cake for Her Majesty’s Birthday went on sale in Waitrose branches across the country today, priced at £10.

Fiona Cairns said: “We are delighted to be involved in decorating the cake to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday.

“It has been such an interesting project working on the design from the very beginning and throughout the competition we saw some beautiful and imaginative designs.

“We were so pleased when Tilly’s design was announced as the winner.

“We have taken the essence of her drawing, making special cutters for some of the elements to create the lovely decorations for the cake.

“Every part of the decoration is made by hand in our bakery in Leicestershire by our skilled team. We feel proud to have been involved in helping to create a cake fit for a Queen!”