The five finalists in the Platinum Pudding contest revealed

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The five finalists in the Platinum Pudding competition for the Jubilee have been revealed.

The last five will bake off against one another for the cooking crown and the ultimate accolade, having their recipe shared around the country for millions to make to mark the Jubilee celebrations.

The Platinum Pudding contests is looking for a sweet treat fit for The Queen and the winner will be announced by the Duchess of Cornwall in a special programme broadcast on BBC One on May 12th 2022.

Cakes, a tart and a trifle make up the final five with flavours including roses, strawberries and Dubonnet all featuring.

The final five include a passion fruit and thyme frangipane tart created by 29 year old musician, Kathryn MacLennan and a four nations pudding, dreamed up by 65 year old retired sales manager, Susan Gardner. It includes Scottish berries, English rhubarb, Welsh cakes and Irish cream and butter.

Shabnam Russo, from north London, is hoping her rose falooda cake will claim the prize. It’s based on a favourite sweet of her grandparents in Mumbai and Shabnam said ahead of the final that The Queen has ”embraced a multiracial, multicultural society, which is what Britain is today and I wanted my cake to reflect that as well as the Commonwealth.”

The Queen’s Jubilee Pudding: 70 Years In The Baking, is on BBC One at 8pm on May 12th 2022.

Also in contention is a lemon Swiss roll and amaretti trifle, the work of Jemma Melvin, 31, from Southport. She took royal history as part of her inspiration, choosing lemon to reflect the flavour of the posset served as a dessert at The Queen’s wedding.

A cake shaped as a crown completes the line up. Sam Smith, 32 and from Warwickshire, has used a Victoria sponge recipe to create a Bundt cake, with the addition of Dubonnet jam as the tipple is rumoured to be one of The Queen’s favourites.

Nearly 5,000 people entered the Platinum Pudding competition, organised by Fortnum and Masons and the Big Jubilee Lunch. Judges include Monica Galetti and Dame Mary Berry while the Duchess of Cornwall has also had a say.

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Lydia Starbuck

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.