THE Christmas cake gifted annually from Prince Charles to Crossroads school was the centrepiece of the primary’s festive fayre at the weekend.
This year the cake, baked by Jenny Dunnet at the nearby Castle of Mey, took the form of a red post box surrounded by small envelopes with the pupils’ names on them.
The royal link with the primary was established more than 60 years ago by the Queen Mother after she bought the castle which she used as a summer holiday home up until her death in 2002.
The prince has kept on the tradition and the pupils and staff were delighted when the cake arrived earlier this week.
Head teacher Jacqui Budge said the cake occupied pride of place at the fayre held in Mey village hall, opposite the castle.
She said: “Everyone was delighted to see this year’s Christmas cake which Prince Charles gifted to the children. It is beautiful and was very cleverly created by Jenny Dunnet.”