Saturday, 5 May 2012

Queenie cakes

Victoria has the sandwich. A true creation of cakey joy. Simple, delicate and making use of good jam. It doesn't get much better (although personally I believe all baking to be improved with the addition of chocolate).

Credit: Delia Online

Apparently Queen Victoria liked a cake (and who doesn't).

"Every week each of Victoria's royal residencies received a consignment of pastries from the Buckingham Palace kitchens including: '16 chocolate sponges, 12 plain sponges, 16 fondant biscuits, one box of wafers…one and a half dozen flat finger biscuits…one princess cake and one rice cake'."
Source:The Telegraph

As yet, Elizabeth doesn't have a diamond jubilee cake (although a Queen Elizabeth cake was created in Canada after her coronation but it doesn't seem to have caught on).

A search for 'Diamond jubilee cake' provides a bajillion results for competitions up and down the country to create a cake worthy of the jubilee. And every bakery worth its salt is producing their own dedication to the monarch. No official cake recipe has been provided yet though.

As our May meeting will be vaguely Jubilee themed and last month's meeting produced cake creations of such epic proportions, it seems only right that this month we encourage anyone who would like to bake and bring a cake to do so. What should the Diamond Jubilee cake be? Fruity? Simple? Fancy? Iced? Plain?

PS Wikipedia has a page which is one massive list of cakes. Of all the pages on Wikipedia this might be the best.

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