PICTURES: Royal seal of approval for Scots cake designer’s incredible 8ft HMS Queen Elizabeth creation

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Queen Elizabeth II looks at a cake made by David Duncan during the Commissioning Ceremony of HMS Queen Elizabeth at HM Naval Base

Scots bakers have crafted an incredible 8ft replica of the UK’s biggest ever warship, built in Fife, on the day it officially joins the Royal Navy.

The monarch herself, accompanied by the Princess Royal, arrived on board the HMS Queen Elizabeth at Portsmouth Naval Base for the vessel’s commissioning ceremony on Thursday.

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A cake of the Britain’s biggest and most powerful warship HMS Queen Elizabeth

And a magnificent cake replica of the £3 billion ship was created by an Edinburgh-based baker especially for the occasion.

3D Cakes said it was “over the moon” after staff, including owner and lead designer  David Duncan, met the Queen during the ceremony.

Posted by 3D Cakes on Thursday, 7 December 2017

The cake took 100 hours to complete and 10 hours to transport to Portsmouth.

Owner and Lead Designer David, and Head Designer Cathryn, at 3D Cakes were over the moon to meet HRH The Queen today and tell her a little about the challenges involved in making a cake to this scale. 😊😊😊😊👑⚓️

Posted by 3D Cakes on Thursday, 7 December 2017

Weighing in at 65,000 tonnes and manned by a crew of around 700 personnel, the HMS Queen Elizabeth is the largest and most powerful ship ever produced for the Royal Navy.

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Police officers are seen in front of HMS Queen Elizabeth during the Commissioning Ceremony of HMS Queen Elizabeth

Today’s ceremony officially welcomed the ship into the Royal Navy Fleet.

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Royal Navy ratings march into the hanger of HMS Queen Elizabeth ahead of her commissioning ceremony in Portsmouth.

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