Monday, 4 June 2012

Finished Cakes and Scones

Yesterday we went to a Jubilee Party held by our lovely neighbours, The Royals.

I made a Victoria Sponge based on a recipe found at

1 cup all purpose flour

1.5 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup sugar

1 cup butter (I used salted but didn't add extra salt)

2 large eggs

1/4 cup milk (plus extra if needed)

1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

Bake at 350*F for 15 minutes or until cake tester is clear

The butter icing is just icing sugar sifted and soft butter with a few drops of vanilla. No weighing for this, I just add until I am happy.

With a generous layer of Strawberry Jam.

The sugarcraft queen was made using fondant, sugarcraft or rollable icing (whatever it is called where you are from). I have actually been asked to do a "how-to" so I will do this soon I promise.

The boys cake.......

....was made using half the ingredients above but a couple of spoons of cocoa powder. The butter icing on top was same as above but with a big chunk of chocolate melted in (it makes it fudge-like). Again the decorations they made were from sugarcraft/fondant etc.

The scones were English Scones, Blueberry Canadian Scones and Cranberry and Orange Canadian Scones.

Canadian Scones Recipe for the Blueberry ones. For the Cranberry and Orange, I used 1 cup dried cranberries (fresh would be better) and the grated rind of one orange plus a generous squeeze of half an orange.

The English ones were actually made by my Huffle but the Recipe we kind of made up, of our old English Recipe with a bit of Canadian. This is it.

450g all purposes flour

100 g salted butter

1/2 pint milk

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon baking powder

400*F 8-10 mins.

I would love to know if you use these recipes and how you got on.


Vic at Blossom and Snowflakes said...

Those cakes look fab! Hope you enjoyed your celebrations. We had a garden party/BBQ yesterday. Vic:)

Jumbleberries said...

Love the HRH sugar-craft. sounds like you had a great party with The Royals (complete with special guest). Will definitely give the cranberry and orange scone recipe a go as they look scrummy.

Jumbleberries xx

Kandi said...

I just love your jubilee cake, gorgeous! As the moderator for the June Monthly Make I hope it's ok if I borrow the photo of your monthly make to do a blog post? I will link back to you here of course. Any problems please let me know x