Pimm’s creates jelly Buckingham Palace for Queen

8th June, 2016 by Melita Kiely

To celebrate being the official tipple of The Patron’s Lunch, Pimm’s has created an edible jelly scale model of Buckingham Palace complete with corgis.


The Pimm’s Royale Jelly Buckingham Palace and corgis took 200 hours to complete

Measuring one-metre long, 15cm deep and 20cm high, the Pimm’s Royale jelly replica weighs 35kg and is made using Pimm’s No.1 Cup and Champagne.

The sculpture was crafted by three jelly artists, directed by Tim Simpson, who spent 200 hours crafting the famous landmark, designing and laser cutting the jelly into shape, while balancing the ratio of Pimm’s to Champagne for the “perfect wobble”. The edible masterpiece took a whole day to set.

Simpson said: “Buckingham Palace is one of the most recognisable buildings in the world and the balcony has hosted some of the nation’s favourite moments, so the pressure was on.

“We’re delighted with how it turned out – here’s to another great occasion.”


Pimm’s jelly corgis will accompany the edible Buckingham Palace sculpture

The Pimm’s footmen have been training for the occasion, which included ‘trike training sessions’ as trikes will be used at the lunch to ensure guests are suitably served Pimm’s.

Pimm’s predicts it will serve 30,000 glasses of the tipple on The Mall and The Patron’s Lunch live sites in St James’s Park and Green Park in London.

No fewer than 130 bartenders, 180 kegs of Pimm’s and 5,400kg of ice will be available, while a can of ready-to-drink Pimm’s No. 1 Cup and lemonade will be packed in the lunch hampers on The Mall.

“We are honoured to be the official tipple of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations at The Patron’s Lunch, and pay tribute to her extraordinary contribution to community and country,” commented Joanna Segesser, Pimm’s brand manager.

“Pimm’s is proud to have been an integral part of Great British celebrations since the 1840s and we encourage the public to celebrate this weekend with their own street party and have a go at making their own Pimm’s Royale jelly.”

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