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Sunday, 3 June 2012

Diamond Jubilee Cake - 'Elizabeth Sandwich'

It took me a while to get worked up about the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.  However, once I realised that it was the same weekend as my mother-in-law's birthday I was determined to have a Jubilee Tea Party for the family.

The centrepiece of my Jubilee Tea is my 'Elizabeth' Sponge.  It was definitely time to update the Victoria Sponge and what better time to do it than for the Diamond Jubilee. Victoria is the only other monarch who reached 60 years on the throne, so it is fitting that Queen Elizabeth II should have her own cake.

It's quite simple, the cake is a traditional Victoria Sandwich with the additional of the grated rind of a lemon in the mix. The filling is layered lemon curd, whipped cream, raspberries and blueberries, with a 'crown' of piped, whipped cream studded with raspberry and blueberry 'jewels'.

I hope you are having a fun time for the Jubilee, I'll be posting more recipes from my tea party but here is a picture of our table and bunting.

I'm entering this for the Blogging Jubilee Baking Competition at Homemade by Fleur sponsored by Appliance Online

Queen Elizabeth II arriving at the Britannia launch

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At 3 June 2012 at 16:02 , Blogger Choclette said...

Very creative Janice - love the red white and blue crown and it sounds delicious too.

At 3 June 2012 at 18:21 , Blogger Caroline said...

I love the idea of an 'Elizabeth Sponge'!!! Yours looks delicious, a very fitting centrepiece to a celebration. I hope you had a lovely party.

At 3 June 2012 at 20:04 , Anonymous Laura loves cakes said...

You could have started a new tradition here...perhaps the Elizabeth Sandwich will take over from Victoria!! I do love anything with lemon curd in, so I'd love a slice of this!! :-)

At 3 June 2012 at 21:30 , Blogger Marmaduke Scarlet said...

Absolutely gorgeous . . . love the tip about using zest!

At 4 June 2012 at 06:55 , Blogger scrumptious days said...

The Elizabeth Sponge sounds so tasty, and looks lovely too. I'm sure your mother-in-law felt like royalty, with such a beautiful cake.

At 5 June 2012 at 00:30 , Blogger Baking Addict said...

Love your Elizabeth sandwich. I've gone a bit Jubilee baking mad! We had a street party today which was great fun. Look forward to seeing your other party treats :)

At 5 June 2012 at 16:30 , Blogger cornercottage said...

Love the idea of a Elizabeth sponge - especially as it has been jazzed up with lemon! Great colours from the fruits on top too!


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