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Abdication of Queen Margrethe II

The sweet celebration of a new reign in Denmark that follows in a regal tradition

His face smiles from lamp posts and banners around the country he will soon reign while his new role has been discussed endlessly in newspapers and on TV and radio but one tradition has really shown the soon to be King Frederik of Denmark that his reign is imminent. Copenhagen’s most famous patisserie has created a cake in his honour.

The Conditori La Glace in  Skoubogade in the Danish capital has been making sought after cakes since 1870 and the start of a new reign always means a brand new pastry being added to their menu. The ‘Margrethe’ cake, created in 1972 when the current Queen of Denmark took the throne, remains one of its best sellers and now it has a rather regal companion. A delicacy for the new king is now on sale at the shop.

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The Frederik X Glacette features a base of marzipan with hazelnut praline, salted caramel and caramel truffle. It’s covered in dark chocolate and topped with a version of Frederik’s seal.

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And eagle eyed royal watchers will be monitoring to see if it proves as popular as the Margrethe cake. That features soft nougat cream, a florentine base and marzipan and rum. It’s topped with a marzipan daisy, in honour of the nickname that Queen Margrethe has long been known by.

The cakes are currently glistening in the shop window of Conditori La Glace ahead of the abdication of Margrethe II and the accession of Frederik X. It’s one of many tributes being paid to the outgoing monarch and her successor across Denmark as the country’s day of history approaches.

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Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.