Monday 22nd April 2013
Since the jubilee, we’ve become accustomed to hanging up the bunting and baking with jubilant spirit. In fact, since baking’s become so popular, what with shows like The Great British Bake Off, it’s practically a national sport.
St George’s Day on the 23rd April is a perfect opportunity to rally friends and family to once again stir up some delicious cakes for England, and provides a richly patriotic theme to bake around.
So, as royal warrant holders for our almond products, we have collected some of our favourite bakes and cake decorating themes together to inspire you into baking and icing with royal flair.
It’s difficult to mention Saint George without talking about the dragon he supposedly defeated. The Cake Store has created the mythical scene as a magnificent two-tiered cake. Using green, white and red icing, modeling the castle, dragon and Saint George would be a challenge, but well worth the results!
Red roses are England’s national flower and Jody at Mommy Moment shows how to make an effective statement with green and red icing. If you’d like to try some modelling, but aren’t confident enough to make a dragon, roses are a good starting point.
Cream, strawberries and jam mini Victoria Sponges are a delicious treat. Follow Sweet 2 Eat’s step by step recipe.
Are you ready to get the bunting out again? How about popping some on your cake like Catch My Party? It’s a pretty way to liven up any cake.
What are your ideas for some patriotic baking this St George’s day?