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The Platinum Pudding Competition

Would you like to see your pudding creation served up at street parties and other celebrations up and down the country? Fortnum & Mason is inviting you to invent the Jubilee Pudding for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. 

The winning pudding will be an important part of the celebrations marking Her Majesty’s 70 years as Monarch. And the creator of the winning pudding will be invited to be at the centre of the celebrations. 

Get cooking, and your creation could be a joyful and delicious part of the first ever Platinum Jubilee.

Competition Dates

Meet the Judges

"I'm so thrilled to be panel chair for this exciting competition to make the perfect pudding fit for the Queen, and to work alongside such a wonderful team of judges. I hope everyone who enters has lots of fun and I wish them the very best of luck."

What is a Pudding?

Let us first take a look at what we categorise as puddings today. Although the term 'pudding' has become synonymous with dessert in Britain, not all puddings are desserts, while all desserts are puddings in the modern sense of the word.

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Some Things to Think About

A good pudding should be joyful and celebratory, and make people smile. But what else might you want to consider?

It Tastes Just Right

While our judges won’t be able to taste your pudding unless it makes it to the ‘live bake’ of the final round, you do need to ensure the ingredients list is 100% accurate - even a degree of imprecision will affect the flavour. And of course, it should taste, well, delicious.

Perfect for Home Bakers

Your pudding needs to be easy enough for people everywhere to recreate at home! Try to use ingredients and kitchen equipment readily available to people all over the world, rather than fancy gadgets and rare flowers only grown in your back garden.

A Memorable Story

A good pudding is made with passion and pride, so we’d love to hear the story behind your entry. Perhaps the recipe was inspired by Her Majesty The Queen’s life, has been handed down through the generations of your family, or recalls one of your own special memories.

Fit for The Queen

The proof of the pudding may be in the eating, but this one will be served to The Queen, so it needs to look the part. A few final decorative flourishes always help – and make sure your photograph is nice and clear too for our judges to see your masterpiece in all its glory.

Please make sure your recipe...

Is genuine, accurate and original

Is able to be submitted online using the form provided

Is hand-made (electric whisks and other commonplace gadgets are fine!) by you as an original creation

Please make sure your recipe does not...

Include anything else apart from your pudding's recipe, short description and photo

Include any names or personal details

Include any components that you have copied exactly from somewhere else

Everything Starts with an Idea

“Why do we not have a dish to honour our Queen?”, asked Ameer Kotecha and Jason Kelly. We'd like to say a huge thanks to Ameer and Jason for sharing their idea and passing the baton onto Fortnum & Mason.

And thank you to the Royal Household, The Big Jubilee Lunch and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport for their assistance in bringing the Platinum Pudding Competition to life. Let the baking commence!