Foodies are going wild with their festive dishes in the run-up to the King’s coronation tomorrow.
After ascending the throne in September 2022 following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Charles will be crowned King on Saturday, May 6, 2023.
And while thousands of people are expected to be in London to catch a glimpse of the procession, millions more will be watching coverage of the coronation across Britain.
Many have prepared dishes and meals to celebrate the great event, with some very humorous and impressive results.
One person made a meaty sandwich that apparently celebrated the king’s “sausage” fingers, complete with tomato knots and even a cheese signet ring.
Foodies are going wild with their festive dishes ahead of the King’s coronation tomorrow – with a Glasgow restaurant preparing a Charles pizza
One person made a meaty sandwich that apparently celebrates the king’s “sausage” fingers, complete with tomato knots and even a cheese signet ring
Meanwhile, a pizza restaurant in Glasgow is celebrating the big day with their King Charlie Pizza.
Villaggio Pizza shared a post on Facebook and wrote: ‘To commemorate our new monarch we made our King Charlie Pizza.
“It’s a one-off and unfortunately can’t be ordered, but we’ve got all our usual delicious food.”
The eatery is not the only one celebrating the big day this weekend. M&S released a special edition of their Colin the Caterpillar cake ahead of the coronation, featuring a crown on his head.
A post on their official Instagram read, “To celebrate the coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla, we are SO excited to share our limited edition Coronation Colin @official_colinthecaterpillar.
This extremely chocolatey cake is covered in edible regal decorations and topped with decadent chocolate crown jewels! Who’s going to grab one of these ahead of the holiday weekend?!’
Other bakeries were quick to share their tributes to the king ahead of the big day.
Baked in Bunbury shared a photo of their incredible Charles-shaped cake on Instagram, much to the delight of their followers.
They wrote: ‘A cake fit for a king! We’ve got our flags up, the clotted cream is in the fridge and we’re ready to party on Saturday!’
The bakery also shared a photo of a cake shaped like a corgi, posting: ‘We’re getting into the coronation spirit here at Baked In Bunbury!
‘If you’re looking for a showpiece for your own big party, contact us today to see how we can help!’
Other bakeries were also quick to share their tributes to the king ahead of the big day, including Baked In Banbury
Meanwhile, another bakery created a coronation cookie, with a Freddo chocolate chip cookie in the middle
Baked in Banbury shared another incredible cake that was made in the shape of a corgi dog
M&S has helped royal fans get into the festive mood with a special Colin the Caterpillar cake – complete with a chocolate crown
Meanwhile, a number of home bakers shared their efforts to create special coronation cakes and pies for the weekend
While some decorated their specialty cakes with King Charles’s initials (left), others simply opted for a pastry crown (right)
A school in London shared a photo of a celebratory cake, complete with a gold crown on top
Meanwhile, another bakery shared a photo of a royal dog-themed cupcake, complete with a cute pup on top of the topping
Meanwhile, another bakery made a coronation cookie, with a Freddo chocolate chip cookie in the middle.
It comes as it appeared The coronation quiche, made in honor of the new king, has been stolen from the limelight – with customers favoring coronation chicken ahead of the celebrations this weekend.
Quiches fill carts like a classic party food staple, but the raw ingredients needed to make coronation quiche aren’t popular, according to The times.
Meanwhile, searches for Coronation chicken – made for the late Queen’s coronation in 1953 – have doubled this week on the Waitrose website.
As the nation prepares to come together for celebratory street parties, searches for festive favorites like trifle have skyrocketed and banners and banners have popped up across the country.
But no supermarket has seen an increased interest in the ingredients of the Coronation quiche, the newspaper reports.
The dish seems to be inspired by the monarch’s love of gardening and consists of spinach, broad beans and tarragon.
But it drew initial criticism when it was announced at a time when one of the dish’s main ingredients, eggs, was in short supply nationally.
Even the most vociferous royal supporters have since discredited the dish with former cabinet minister Jacob Rees-Mogg admitting he won’t be feasting on a coronation quiche because he finds the savory meal “disgusting”.
“I don’t like quiche, it’s disgusting, I wouldn’t dream of having it – and it has fava beans in it, which are repulsive,” he said.
French food experts have also claimed that the proposed dish is not a quiche, but a pie instead.
Experts from the Lorraine region, where the dish became famous, have pointed out that there is only one kind of quiche, and that is a Quiche Lorraine.
However, Great British Bake Off judge Dame Prue Leith gave her stamp of approval to the Coronation quiche, ruling it to be ‘absolutely delicious’.
The chef and TV presenter was one of the first to try the official coronation pastry at a special large luncheon at Westminster Abbey in April, attended by faith leaders from across the country.
A Big Lunch ambassador, Dame Prue, 83, praised the dish for being “seasonal.”
“The quiche was absolutely delicious,” she said. “There was no soggy bottom, the custard wasn’t overcooked and dry, and the balance of tarragon was perfect—a really good quiche.”
Quiche is universal. Even cold, if the ingredients are right and the dough is nice and buttery, it will taste great.
‘I remember quiche Lorraine being something very special 60 years ago. It’s still one of the most delicious pastries to make.’