A Cake Fit For A Queen (And An Aircraft Carrier)

Remigio Civitarese
Dicembre 7, 2017

Warship sails along the Firth of Forth.

The white ensign was raised to mark the moment HMS Queen Elizabeth was officially added to the Royal Navy's fleet.

Accompanied by the Princess Royal, the Queen arrived on board HMS Queen Elizabeth at Portsmouth Naval Base using a specially installed lift to bring her up to the hangar for the occasion.

At 280 metres long and with an estimated half a century working life, the behemoth warship is the biggest and most powerful ever built by the UK.

She said: "We are gathered here in Portsmouth today just a short distance from HMS Victory, a flagship of our seafaring past and a reminder of the debt we owe to the Royal Navy, which for more than 500 years has protected the people of this country and our interests around the world".

It might not be quite the size of HMS Queen Elizabeth, but this eight-foot replica of the 65,000-tonne carrier is still an extremely impressive piece of construction.

It has been created by award-winning Scottish cake designers 3D Cakes, who were tasked by the Royal Navy in May with creating the replica ship.

'We love a challenge at 3D Cakes, so when we were given the brief to create the 8ft replica ship we knew that it would be hard but also something that we would never forget.

The ceremony was organised to commission the carrier into the fleet, but the Aircraft Carrier Alliance confirmed the Royal Navy had formally accepted the ship on Thursday. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are.

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