Botham’s of Whitby is celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with the launch of their special edition Hampers.
The iconic Yorkshire Bakery who have been providing the county with their sweet bakes and treats since 1865 from their base in Whitby, have released three Platinum Jubilee hampers suitable for nationwide delivery.
All curated with the Queen in mind, they include: ‘Fit for the Queen’ Platinum Jubilee Gift Box with Belgian chocolate crowns, a mini-slab of Iced Fruit Cake and three packets of biscuits, the ‘Platinum Jubilee Letterbox Gift’ featuring hand-crafted Crown Shortbread and an Almond Tart and finally the ‘Here’s To You’ Platinum Jubilee Hamper with Champagne, mini-Almond Fancies and mini-chocolate japonaise, Yorkshire Quarter and limited-edition Strawberry & Rose Conserve.
The fifth-generation family bakers can now be found at 5 sites throughout the town including three shops and two tearooms as well as further shop in Sleights and both a shop and tearoom in Pickering. The team have also introduced a successful mail order arm to the business over recent years, meaning that their famous Yorkshire fare can be enjoyed nationwide, and expanded their wholesale offer, and now supply farm shops and deli’s nationwide.
Alongside the hampers, Botham’s local shops will also be giving customers the chance to order special Street Party Bakes, including their Victoria Sponge (made to the same delicious recipe as Botham’s celebration cakes); ‘bake-at-home’ party Sausage Rolls; Strawberries & Cream Cheesecake; party-size Jelly or Sherry Trifles; large Pork Pies and Tray Quiche.
Kay Dickinson, founder Elizabeth Botham’s great-great-granddaughter said: “If the Queen were to visit Botham’s then we would certainly serve Her Majesty a slice of our Platinum Jubilee Cake.
“We have created two cakes especially for the Jubilee celebrations; a deliciously light Victoria Iced Sponge Cake and an Iced Fruit Cake, which is made to a recipe handed down the generations of our family bakers. Both Platinum Jubilee cakes are hand-finished with sugar paste crown decoration and available in a choice of platinum or gold colour design and both perfect for a Jubilee party.”
For more information and to order Platinum Jubilee Cakes and Hampers visit www.botham.co.uk/jubilee