Jubilee Baker Jemma Melvin Creates Delicious Tribute to Southport Flower Show


Platinum Pudding winner creates a special dessert to celebrate 100 years of Southport Flower Show 

To celebrate 100 years of Southport Flower Show, Southport baker Jemma Melvin, creator of the Platinum Pudding, the official dish of the late Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, has created a special dessert for the centenary celebrations. 


Honouring all things floral, the dessert is an Elderflower, Honey & Lemon Posset, served with Lemon Custard Biscuits, a dessert that celebrates the vibrant flavours of the garden. It’s the perfect Summer pud!

Jemma will demo the dessert on the Thursday and Sunday of the show in the Cookery Theatre sponsored by Lancashire Tea and Nationwide Produce, showing guests exactly how to make the delicious dish. 

The dessert will also be served at Wednesday’s Gala Dinner preview night and Friday’s Ladies Day celebrations. 

 “I’m so excited to be creating a special dessert for this year’s Southport Flower Show, to celebrate 100 years of the show! The show and everyone who attends has been so supportive and kind to me over the last couple of years and I have loved sharing my recipes each year. This year will be extra special and I’m happy to be playing a part.” Jemma Melvin.

 Jemma Melvin, a baker and chef hailing from Southport whose passion for pudding has earned her a place in history. Crowned the winner of Fortnum and Mason's prestigious Platinum Pudding Competition with the irresistible Platinum Jubilee Trifle, a dessert that's earned its place in British food history alongside timeless favourites like Victoria Sponge and Coronation Chicken.

Her Lemon Swiss roll and Amaretti creation triumphed over thousands of entries, earning the esteemed title of the official pudding for the late Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The competition, aired on the BBC and overseen by Dame Mary Berry, catapulted Jemma into the limelight on both national and international stages.

Since her triumph, Jemma's culinary escapades have taken her far and wide, gracing the screens of This Morning, Good Morning Britain, The One Show and international platforms like Good Morning America and TF1 France.

Jemma's also been on a whirlwind tour, sharing her renowned recipes at countless events across the country. From captivating audiences at The Cake & Bake Show in London to charming crowds at Bake International in Birmingham, plus of course, Southport Flower show. 

Jemma has partnered with charities to create recipes for good, such as Macmillan Cancer Support for their annual Coffee Morning Campaign, crafting a special Macmillan Trifle recipe for hosts nationwide. As well as working with and creating recipes for The Eden project, FFLAG and The Big Lunch charity campaigns. 

Recipes by Jemma have been published in top publications such as The Daily Mirror, Notebook Magazine and The Radio Times. 

Her culinary expertise has also caught the attention of major brands, leading to exciting collaborations with the likes of Hilton and Ford.

Jemma also bagged a regular contributor spot on BBC's Morning Live where she shared fun, easy and cost effective recipes for all occasions, live on primetime TV.

Recently, Jemma received a prestigious honour: a portrait by renowned artist David Remfry, proudly displayed at Fortnum & Mason Diamond Jubilee Tea Station, commemorating her culinary achievements.

Today, Jemma shares her culinary creativity on her Instagram page, @icedbyjem, with fun and original recipes. 

Southport Flower Show, sponsored by the Seventy Ninth Group, is the UK’s largest independent flower show and attracts over 55,000 visitors across 4 days.


Visitors to this year’s show can enjoy inspirational show gardens, spectacular floral displays, gardening advice, a pop-up shopping village with everything you need for the home and garden, cookery demonstrations, live music, entertainment and so much more!

So why not join us Thursday 15th - Sunday 18th August 2024 to celebrate 100 years of Southport Flower Show. Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting announcements on our Southport Flower Show website and social media channels.