Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Giant Jubilee Victoria Sponge Cake for Bourne & Hollingsworth and Betty Blythe

All the Olympic jubilation in London has reminded me to share my last feat of giant baking. This is my four tier Victoria sponge cake complete with red glittered strawberries for the Bourne & Hollingsworth Diamond Jubilee garden party. Each tier was made from a levelled off 4 layer sponge like this one, sandwiched with jam and vanilla buttercream and placed on a cake board for stability. There are also some hidden dowels in the centre of each tier to stop them from sinking into each other. The red glitter on red strawberries was a tip from fellow Make Lounge teacher Charlotte White.

The event in Bedford Square was brilliant fun (have you been to the Blitz or Prohibition parties they run?) with cocktails, garden games, dancing in the rain and tea, cake, scones and union jack cake pops from the Betty Blythe's Fine Food Pantry.

Gin cocktails were served in enamel Jubilee mugs 
Our friend Jon's egg and spoon race prize
Pretty props from Betty Blythe
Lovely Lulu from Betty Blythe and me.
NHK from Japan were making a film about the Jubilee and interviewed me about baking!

Special Spitfire

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