THIS elaborate icing creation will be the crowning glory of jubilee celebrations at a York Hotel next month.

Created by talented pastry chef Wilhelm Bebber, the crown will top a cake made for celebrations of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on June 3, at Middlethorpe Hall near Bishopthorpe.

Mr Bebber, 58, said: “There’s a cake on the bottom, which took me about two days but the crown has taken me about three weeks, working two or three hours every evening.”

He said the delicate sugar paste creation was currently being kept in an office at Middlethorpe Hall where nobody could touch it. It is expected to be revealed to guests on the day of the jubilee.

Meanwhile, Diamond Jubilee celebrations are taking shape across the region, with one street party benefiting from its own 59-year-old pictorial guide on how to celebrate a royal event.

Two residents of Albion Street in Acomb attended its Coronation street party in 1953 and still have a photograph of the occasion.

The 2012 party organiser Kate Biddlestone, 34, said: “It is really interesting to see what they did then and we are going to see if we can do the same. The reason we wanted to have a street party is to bring the community together and to help people to get to know each other.”

When planning the event, she did not expect to discover that two neighbours would have the photograph taken on Coronation Day, 1953.

Mick Fillingham, 65, and wife Sylvia, 63, attended the 1953 and have been sharing details of the games they played as children.

Among one possible feature of both parties is a Slowest Bicycle Race where competitors try to be the last to cross the finishing line without actually stopping their bike.

“Obviously it is a long time ago,” said Mr Fillingham. “But we have some recollections. It’s interesting to compare how much the area has changed. Then there wasn’t a car down the street – only one bloke owned a car. There are some bungalows now at the end of the street – they were built after the street party (in 1953).”

Both the Fillinghams have lived in the street all their lives and are looking forward to celebrating with their neighbours on June 3. They were four and six at the time of the Coronation.

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