Cake company recreates Richard III’s bones

By Linda Groves

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The skull is made of solid white chocolate
The skull is made of solid white chocolate

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A specialist cake company in Birmingham has recreated the unearthed bones of Richard III in chocolate and cake.

The alarmingly realistic confection took Annabel De Vetten of Conjurer’s Kitchen, which specialises in producing unusual and creepy gothic cakes, three days to make.

It featured a skull of solid white chocolate, bones stuffed with peanut butter-flavoured chocolate and a surrounding dug earth layer of vanilla sponge covered with chocolate ganache.

‘Challenge not to smile’

“I was in my element making it as I love horror movies and alternative art,” ​said De Vetten. “It was a challenge not to smile too much!”

The new Oak Furniture Land store at Fosse Park in Leicester commissioned the confection and its store manager Sam Asghar presented it to the new Richard III visitor centre.

The visitor centre displayed it for a brief while and then donated it to Leicester cathedral where Richard III’s real bones will be reinterred in March.

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