A royal baby and 'Cake Middleton'
By George, it's a boy! The world sends congratulations to Will and Kate with edible delights.
When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced that they had named their baby boy George Alexander Louis, the world went wild. Or so it seemed. Whether it was tweets, T-shirts, or doughnuts the arrival of the next heir to the British throne was cause for celebration.Skip to next paragraph
Ben Frederick is a contributor to The Christian Science Monitor.
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In the food world, it ran the gamut from a sculpture cake to a margherita pizza. Limited edition royal cheese? That's rolling your way, too.
People always say babies are sweet enough to eat, but would you really want to? Nadine Moon, of Houston, created a 6-foot-tall cake homage to the royal mother holding her boy George. Ms. Moon, a cake designer, has also made cakes for Michael Jordan's and Charles Barkley's birthdays. "Cake Middleton" is made out of butter pound cake and Rice Krispies treats. Each layer of the cake is held in place with wood and dowel rods, and the whole thing has a system of PVC pipe to keep it stable. According to Moon, the cake can serve up to 2,000.
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Royal baby doughnut specials
Both Dunkin Donuts and Krispe Kreme have special donuts to celebrate the new baby even though we are in America. Wait, are we supposed to care? We threw their tea in the sea, remember? Better question: Are the doughnuts free? Unfortunately no, but the Royal Baby Munchkins at Dunkins have pink and blue sprinkles (we guess they were covering their bases) and ice cream cakes via Baskin Robins. The Dunkin CEO is a dual citizen of the US and Britain, so this makes sense.