Bassett Crown

A new cake for Wootton Bassett has been created to mark the town’s new Royal title. It is known  as the Bassett Crown and is now available to buy from shops with some of the profits going to the Royal British Legion.

Bassett CakeThe cake is a crown of honey-sweetened bread, decorated with icing and it was the idea of Kerry Camm from Marlborough who dreamt it up for a special cookery competition to find a new cake, biscuit or bun for the Wootton Bassett.

The idea for the bake-off competition was thought up by Cllr Steve Bucknall and it was open to people of all abilities and ages.

Cllr Hughes said: “The winner obviously spent a lot of time thinking about it.”

Kerry’s winning Bassett crown was very symbolic, containing poppy seeds to symbolise remembrance, crystallised rose petals to symbolise mourning and the crown shape to symbolise the Royal status of the town. It is made with Wiltshire eggs, milk and honey.

“I was absolutely honoured to win,” said Mrs Cann. “It was very emotional.”

Tea towels featuring the cake recipe have been made available via the town council.

Bassett CrownThe cake was produced on a commercial scale by Red Lion and the packaging designed by Lawrence Llwellyn Bowen.

A spokeswoman from Red Lion said: “When the bun was produced on a larger scale we had to take out a few ingredients- the bun was still delicious and we got loads of great comments when we sold it at our pop-up shop at Wootton Bassett and in the Co-Op last month.”

“We are currently in talks with the supermarkets to roll out the Bassett Crown cake further,” she added.

The hope is that the cake will become synonymous with the town and be a reminder of the day it became Royal Wootton Bassett.