Monday, August 20, 2012

It's Cake Time: Patriotic Cakes

I haven't posted a Cake Time post in a loooooooong time. In fact, I think this was the first cake I've ever baked in our new flat. The oven is a lot hotter than the previous apartments I've lived in, so I've had the adjust the temp ever so slightly from the one mentioned in the recipe.

To celebrate the Olympics a couple weekends ago, I hosted a little get-together at my place and made two Victoria sponges (virtually the same as the one from this post). I decorated both with berries, making the American flag on one cake and an attempt at the Union Jack (above) with the other. Aren't I lucky that both countries sport red, white, and blue? It made decorating the flat easier too.

This is a fantastic, easy cake to make and a British classic to boot. It takes hardly any time at all, minimal ingredients, and is basically fool-proof. The addition of berries in the summer make it perfect for picnics in the park as well.

What's your favorite kind of cake?

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