Tag Archives: maggie smith

“Downton Abbey” Fans, Enjoy This Semi-Creepy Dowager Countess Cake

Downton Abbey

Cake decorator Karen Portaleo¬†crafted this eery-yet-brilliant Dowager countess cake for the “Downton Abbey” Season 5 premiere event at Atlanta’s Fox Theater. The cake took 18 hours to put together in is made of buttercream and vanilla cake with an Earl Grey tea soak. Portaleo was initially asked to create a Highclere Castle cake, but she had other ideas. Portaleo prefers to work on people over buildings, so she suggested this masterpiece instead. Show consultant Alastair Bruce was in attendance at the event and sent a photo of the cake to Maggie Smith, who plays the countess on screen. Portaleo told “The Today Show” that Bruce told her the cake was “so very American.” Can’t argue with that one! [Today via People] [Images via Instagram]

Young Maggie Smith’s Cheekbones Were As Sharp As Her One-Liners

Downton Abbey: A-Z
An alphabetical guide to our favorite new show! Read More »
Downton Glamour
Our imagined gossip mag inspired by "Downton Abbey." Read More »
Downton Abbeyonce
Where "Downton Abbey" meets Beyonce lyrics. Read More »
Downton Jewelry Pulled
downton abbey photo
Unauthorized "Downton Abbey" jewelry pulled from PBS website. Read More »
young Maggie Smith photo

To continue The Frisky’s transformation into All “Downton Abbey” All The Time, Check out this photo of a young Maggie Smith. Before she was “Downton”‘s Dowager Countess (not to mention Hogwarts’ Professor McGonagall) she was a film star in the UK, nominated for a BAFTA award in 1958 for “Best Newcomer” and acting steadily ever since. With her massive talent and those striking cheekbones, it’s not hard to see why. She’s 77 now, and, in our opinion, still stunning. [Old(er) Actors Who Were Hot When They Were Young]

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular