How to Enter Platinum Pudding Competition - Queen’s Jubilee 2022
Exciting news bakers! The competition to create a Platinum Pudding for the Queen’s Jubilee years is now open.
This year the Queen celebrates 70 years on the throne, which is marked with a series of events. This includes a very exciting opportunity to design a dessert, that will mark the Queen’s Jubilee 2022.
Here you can find out all the details for entering the competition, as well as other Jubilee events, including Platinum jubilee concert tickets.
When is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?
The Queen’s Jubilee 2022 is an anniversary to mark Her Majesty The Queen being the first ever British Monarch to celebrate 70 years on the throne,
If you’re wondering when is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, this actually takes place on February 6th 2022. However, the event will be celebrated throughout the year, specifically during a four-day bank holiday taking place between 2-5 June, with a number of flag-waving activities planned.
What is the Platinum Pudding Competition?
The first part of the Queen’s Jubilee 2022 has been announced with a pudding-making competition.
In partnership with Fortnum & Mason, the Platinum Pudding Competition aims to find a dish that celebrates the Queen’s 70 years on the throne, from entries by members of the British public.
Entries will be judged by a panel of experts including Dame Mary Berry and Roger Pizey - Executive Pastry Chef, Fortnum & Mason.
If yours is the winning pudding, it will play an important part in Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne, and it will feature front and centre of the celebrations for all to enjoy.
When is the Platinum Pudding Competition deadline?
Good news for budding bakers, the competition opens today (10 January 2022) and closes on Friday 4 February, so don’t delay!
The contest is open to anyone 8 years and over, although anyone under 17 will need a parent or guardian to complete the form on their behalf when entering the Platinum Pudding Competition.
The first round of judging takes place on Monday 7 February, with further entries whittled down over the next fortnight. The top five entrants will be selected not long after on 21 February.
If you’re lucky enough to be one of the finalists in the Platinum Pudding Competition you’ll be invited to Fortnum & Mason in Picadilly, London, to bake your recipe for the judging panel.
How to enter Platinum Pudding Competition
Still with us? Good, because it’s time for the creative bit…. Coming up with your winning pudding.
To be in with a chance with winning, it’s not just about a great-tasting dessert, but it’s also about an interesting story that helps to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee years. For inspiration, why not look back at some of the winners of previous similar events, as well as successful entries for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee medal 2022 design.
Here’s four things to think about for your successful entry in the Platinum Pudding Competition.
- 1. Original idea
It must be an original recipe to enter the Platinum Pudding Competition.
- 2.Tastes Delicious!
The judges will be tasting puddings that reach the final live round. You need to make sure that not only your ingredients are 100% accurate, but they create a visually wowing and delightfully tasting treat. It has to be fit for a Queen after all!
- 3. Easy to make
This isn’t the time for complicated fancy-shmansy! The winning recipe is one that needs to be easy for the general public to make at home, whilst looking impressive enough for the Queen. This means using easy-to-source ingredients and equipment that home bakers are likely to have to hand.
- 4. A memorable story
It’s not just about the ingredients, but what they mean. Perhaps your cake creation was inspired by the Monarch herself, or maybe you dessert pays homage to a recipe passed down through the generations. Maybe it’s a design you came up with in your family using your favourite Munchy Play plate!
When you’re ready to enter the Platinum Pudding Competition, please visit the Fortnum and Mason website at https://www.fortnumandmason.com/platinum-pudding-judges
You will also need to provide your name, email address and phone number, along with the following details:
- Servings (minimum of one, maximum ten)
- Ingredients (list in metric measurements)
- Step-by-step cooking instructions
- Serving instructions (should it be served hot or cold, with anything on the side?)
- 150 words explaining why it’s fit for a Queen!
- A picture of your pudding
Platinum Pudding Competition – The Judges
It’s always good to know what you’re up against, so keep in mind the background and experience of the judges when creating your dessert for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The judges are:
- Dame Mary Berry - Food writer and television presenter
- Roger Pizey - Executive Pastry Chef, Fortnum & Mason
- Jane Dunn - Food writer, author and baker
- Liam Charles - Baker, author and TV presenter
- Matt Adlard – Pastry Chef
- Mark Flanagan LVO -Buckingham Palace Head Chef
- Monica Galetti – chef and presenter
- Regula Ysewijn – culinary historian
All the events taking place during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Here’s a list of all the key events taking place during the Jubilee week this year.
- January 10 - Platinum Pudding Competition opens to the public
- May 12-15: Platinum Jubilee Celebration
Expect a visual feast with 500 horses and 1,000 performers taking part in a 90-minute show, which takes you through the story of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.
- (Bank Holiday) June 2: Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour)
The famous trooping of the colour takes place with over 1,200 officers and soldiers from the Household division. Furthermore, Sandringham and Balmoral will also be open for residents and visitors to enjoy the celebrations of the Queens Jubilee across the Bank Holiday.
- Platinum Jubilee Beacons
A principal beacon lighting ceremony.
- June 3: Service of Thanksgiving
Held at St Paul’s Cathedral in London to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II.
- June 4: Platinum Party at the Palace
She will, she will, rock you! That’s right, there’s a party at the palace with some of the world’s most famous entertainers.
Platinum party at the palace tickets 2022 and Trooping of the colour tickets will be open to the public from mid-January at the following website: https://qbp.army.mod.uk/holding.htm
So there you have it, all of the major dates and details to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II. Know you know how to enter Platinum Pudding Competition, why not share your entries with us on social media using your Thomas & Friends Train plates? Tag us in @munchyplay and we’ll share as many as we can.