Saturday, 2 June 2012

Jubilee Celebration Cake

Happy Jubilee weekend all! The design of my cake is quite simple, a scattering of union jack themed hydrangeas coupled with a pretty bow! This was my very first attempt at covering a cake in fondant - and it werent as bad (I think) as I anticipated! There was only one awful mistake (a few noticeable creases which I refuse to photograph).
I used Sugarflare Navy for the blue sponge and Red Americolor for the red sponge. There is also a generous amount of buttercream sandwiching the cake together and allowing it to stick firmly to the fondant. Inside the cake is a double quantity Victoria Sponge Cake. I simply weighed 2 eggs, and then used the same weight of all purpose flour (or self raising), sugar and butter and whizzed it all up using the all in one method! Before I forget, I also added 1 tsp of baking flour and vanilla extract to each sponge, and baked at 180 degrees for half an hour.
I've had a busy week of working and shopping for my holiday in Sicily this monday, so this will be a short post where I choose to shower my small group of readers with my awful photography skills! Hope everybody enjoys the rest of the long weekend. See you in a weeks time!


Please excuse the shadows!

I am entering my jubilee cake into Homemade by Fleur's Jubilee Baking Competition which is being generously hosted by Appliances Online! 



Is there anything you would do different? I'd love to know!
Mbakes x

4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cake and very original. The flowers look amazing. Thank you for entering my bloggers Jubilee baking competition.

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  2. That looks truly scrumptious!x

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  3. oh my goodness that cake is amazing

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