Queen Elizabeth’s Wedding Cake Salvaged with 3D Printing

It stands six feet tall and for years it resided in the museum of a British biscuit company.

We’re talking about, of course, the wedding cake from 1947 for then Princess Elizabeth — now Queen Elizabeth — and her groom, Prince Phillip. However, there was a problem — vandals had ruined the celebratory dessert by pushing it over in 2015 and pouring red paint all over it. It was ruined — or so we though.

Now, with the advent of 3d scanning and 3d printing, a team from the Warwick Manufacturing Group and the British Sugarcraft Guild over in England will be able to provide an exact replica of the original.

“It was fantastic to apply our technology to such an exciting project and help restore such an iconic cake to its former glory, especially in the year of the Queen’s Golden Anniversary,” said Mark Williams of the Warwick Manufacturing Group, who worked on project.

The original cake.

The cake had been destroyed in part because it was left inside the museum of Peek Freans — the famous British biscuit company — in 1989, after the museum was left vacant. The cake itself was deemed to fragile to move, leaving it open to vandalism.

This tasty piece of royal history will be completed in sections, as tiers of the cake and their digital replicas were sent to multiple locations of the British Sugarcraft Guild to be produced. Upon completion of the production, using 3d printing, the new version of Queen Elizabeth’s 6 foot tall wedding cake will go back on display at the Peek Frean’s Museum.

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