Giant six-tier cake cut in Holt as celebrations get under way

The Lady Dannatt MBE cuts the special six tier cake in Holt for the Queen's Jubilee

The Lady Dannatt MBE cuts the special six tier cake in Holt for the Queen's Jubilee - Credit: Ella Wilkinson

A giant cake featuring a fondant corgi was the towering treat at the centre of Holt's jubilee celebrations.

Lady Dannatt, the Queen's representative in Norfolk, did the honours slicing into the impressive confection made by the Sugared Rose Cake Company. 

(L-R) Edward Robinson, Alan Mann, Aurelia Robinson, Elenor Robinson, Lilana Robinson and Gwen Mann c

(L-R) Edward Robinson, Alan Mann, Aurelia Robinson, Elenor Robinson, Lilana Robinson and Gwen Mann celebrating the Queen Platinum Jubilee in Holt - Credit: Ella Wilkinson

The ceremony, attended by a raft of civic dignitaries including town mayor Rodney Smith, kicked off Holt's jubilee celebrations centred in the market place.

Town clerk Gemma Harrison hailed the atmosphere as well as the dressing-up efforts of townsfolk who were awash with red, white, and blue embracing the spirit of the platinum jubilee.

The Lady Dannatt MBE cuts the special six tier cake in Holt for the Queen's Jubilee

The Lady Dannatt MBE cuts the special six tier cake in Holt for the Queen's Jubilee - Credit: Ella Wilkinson

"I was so impressed. It was amazing," she said.

"As soon as the town crier Jason Bell spoke you could hear a pin drop and everyone just roared and clapped at the end of the speeches."

A couple enjoying the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Holt

A couple enjoying the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Holt - Credit: Ella Wilkinson

Although Lady Dannatt had made the first cut the cake would be sliced up and given out for free to everyone at the street party, she added.

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Celebrations were going on all day culminating in choirs, a piper, the lighting of the beacon, and fireworks - all in the half hour from 9.15pm to 9.45pm.

Nick Jepson in his Union Jack blazer enjoying the Queen's Jubilee in Holt

Nick Jepson in his Union Jack blazer enjoying the Queen's Jubilee in Holt - Credit: Ella Wilkinson