Monday, June 4, 2012

A Queen's Cake

Welcome friends for tea this week.  With the Queen's Jubilee celebrations starting on the weekend, I made a Queen Victoria sponge cake for dessert when we had company.
The recipe is from Bernideen's Tea Time Blog and I'll send you there for her recipe.    Thank you Bernideen, it was delicious and easy to make.
 I picked rhubarb in the morning, added it to frozen strawberries I picked last summer, a bit of sugar and cooked it down to a conserve for the filling in the middle.  Whipped cream is in the middle and on the top.
Served on the matching Rose Bud plate with a cup of tea, the cake is being enjoyed again today.
web source - Hello magazine
HRH Queen Elizabeth II in her crystal-studded jubilee outfit that took a year to make.
I have a new pink mug to use for tea and coffee now thanks to the giveaway I won from Michele at The Nest at Finch Rest.  She sent along some tea for me to try and sweet little note.  Thank you Michele.
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33 comments:

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Judith, I love sponge cake with strawberries and cream and ask for it every year for my birthday. Yours looks so yummy in the picture. Jen xo

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Oh Yum. Looks luscious. TaTa. Valerie

Mimi said...

Your cake looks delicious, love the rosebud plate too.
Wow, a year to make Queen's outfit? Must go and look up who the designer is, I like the coat, very elegant.

Beth said...

Hi Judith, What a beautiful cake! I'm sure you all enjoyed it very much. Loved seeing the photo of Her Majesty in her pretty outfit for her Diamond Jubilee as well. We are having rhubarb from the garden as well. I made a rhubarb custard pie yesterday and I think it was the best pie I ever had! Have a wonderful week, my friend!
Blessings and hugs, Beth

S said...

Cake looks yum, and I think Queen Elizabeth has earned every one of those crystals!

Antiques And Teacups said...

The cake is beautiful! I love Victoria sponge cakes...but have never added the rhubarb. Maybe I'll try that next! A great post in honour of a wonderful occasion! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Cake fit for a Queen for sure. I watched the celebrations this weekend on TV, found it to be quite interesting and fun. Take care!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I can imagine how delectable that cake must have been! Strawberries, rhubarb and whipped cream? What could be wrong with that combination!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Judith: What a beautiful cake. The Queen, herself, would enjoy that. She looks very pretty in her outfit. I love all the pomp of the British celebrations and love seeing Miss Kate in her pretty red dress..Happy Monday..Judy

Millie said...

The cake looks deicious. I am having a committee meeting at my house tomorrow, so may try that. Thanks

kitty said...

The cake looks positively scrumptious, Judith!! It would be perfect for dessert after my Cha Cha Chicken Salad!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Judith,
Oh my, how scrumptious your sponge cake looks! I have Bernideen's recipe but haven't made it yet. Now my mouth is watering for some. How pretty it looks on your Rose Bud plate.
The Queen's suit looks smashing on her, doesn't it? I'm sure it's fabulous in person! Congrats on your win from Michele too.
Thanks for joining me for tea and enjoy your week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Deb said...

I love the rose-bud china. So pretty. The cake looks delish. Deb

Betty Stapleton said...

The cake looks delicious.
Sure is a beautiful outfit that the Queen is wearing isn't it? so beautiful. thank you for sharing...

Bella said...

Hi Judith,
Oh the cake sounds super yummy! I am gonna have to give it a try, my husband loves rhubarb, and me shortcake so it sounds like a hit!
The Queen looks lovely, such a beautiful dress!
Hugs,
Bella

Zinnia said...

You have created a high and beautiful Victoria cake. It looks so yummy and good out with their strawberries. I like the pretty rose pattern. I wish you a great week! Zinnia

Johanna said...

Hi Judith,
your cake looks really Royal. Would love to join your celebration with that yummy cake. The Chintz china is just wonderful. The Queen looks very pretty in her crystal coat. The designer did an outstanding work. So nice that you got the gifts from Michele. Wish you a lot of fun with it. Thank you for this lovely post.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sunray Gardens said...

Now that looks really good. Pretty cup also.

Cher Sunray Gardens

Angela McRae said...

Your cake is gorgeous! And I'm happy to hear another kindred spirit is celebrating the Jubilee this week!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hello Judith,
Your sponge cake looks delicious and I love your pretty rose bud china. Thank you for sharing this lovely post.
~Clara

Celia M. said...

Dearest Judith your cake looks divine! Love that the key ingredients cake from your garden ~ your tea cup and tribute post are lovely. HRH Queen Elizabeth II is truly an example of grace and elegance. Happy Teasday..xo HHL

Snap said...

Judith, the cake looks wonderful and lucky you -- you have a new tea mug! Delicious tribute to The Queen. Happy Tea Day!

Rebecca said...

That cake is so scrumptious looking. I wonder if it comes in WW Variety! :) Looks soo fabulous. YUM!

Miss Queen is looking so regal, isn't she? A year to make that outfit? Wow! Did you hear she had ear-plugs in? That made me giggle!

Sweet post!

xoRebecca

Pamela Gordon said...

Your sponge cake looks heavenly Judith. Thanks for posting that photo of the Queen as I had heard about this outfit but missed seeing it. Imagine it taking a whole year to make! Have a great afternoon. Pamela

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Oh my, that cake looks delicious! How nice of Michele to send some tea - she's a sweetheart, isn't she? The Queen's outfit is very nice.

podso said...

The cake looks fit for a queen for sure! We see so little of the jubliee down here; it was nice to see such a lovely photo of HRH.

Vera said...

Thank you for posting this beautiful cake. You inspired me to make one too! I follow your blog and gave the link from mine to yours.

Carolyn said...

I would love a piece of that cake right about now-is there any left?
I love the photo of the Queen in her beautiful dress.

Carolyn

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Judith,
Ohh my goodness, the Queen looks stunning in her white crystal-studded outfit. I am recording the Diamond Jubilee! It's an amazing line up of performances and the Queen just made her royal entrance. Your sponge cake looks delicious! I love your rose bud teacup and plate...beautiful! Have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Lisa

Martha said...

Love your Queen's Cake -- it is a good tea time treat! Pretty tea time china as well!

Rainbow Gatherer said...

wow seems so yummy and I'll try this myself too=)
I'll be happy if you come and visit my blog too=)

Bernideen said...

Oh my Judith - you get an A+ and thought ahead to try the photo before it got cut too! Lovely cake and wonderful post. I watched alot of the celebration too and it was wonderful!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

A lovely cake, a lovely amazing Jubilee all this time enjoying it -and I am very glad you are enjoying your mug.

My pleasure to send it and a few teas too.

Wish you were closer so we could share tea together!

Glad we have our tea times in Blogland, though!! : - )

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