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Celebrating is about sharing, telling stories, talking. It's about eating a piece of cake that a friend made for you, having a glass of wine or savoring a cup of coffee. It's that unknown sensation that doesn't let you get up from the table after eating. It's much more than just placing silverware and plates on a table, it's creating an ambience, a style, a sensation, an unforgettable memory.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Oxford Street getting ready for the celebrations.

Windows for the Jubilee Celebration at Selfridges.

Love all the goodies from the food halls of Selfridges, Harrods, and Mark & Spencer.

Victoria Sandwich Union Jack decoration.

My Victoria Sandwich Cake.

Afternoon tea time with a view.

Taken in Rottingdean on my way to have cream tea at the Olde Cottage tea room.

Queen's Diamond Jubilee here at home in Florida. After coming from London few weeks ago I became more passionate for UK and having special feelings for England, It remained me of my student life in London and Brighton and therefore the great moments, parties, friends and the fantastic and lovely tea time at the countryside.

This is the Victoria Sandwich Cake, named in honor of Queen Victoria. Perfect for an afternoon tea or any celebration.
It's fast and easy to make.

Victoria Sandwich Cake

175g butter
175g caster sugar
175g self raising flour
3 eggs
1 lemon zest grated
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the filling:
4 tbsps of strawberry jam
6 fresh strawberries  sliced
1 pint of whipping cream

Additional for decoration:
Icing sugar
Blueberries and raspberries

Butter and flour 2x20cm cake tins and line with parchment paper.
Beat together the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy,add the lemon zest. Gradually beat the eggs and flour and mix well until smooth.

Divide the mixture between the two cake tins and bake for about 20 minutes until cakes are golden and brown at 350ºF.
Allow to cool completely.

Mix the sliced strawberries with the jam.
Whip the cream.
Spoon about half of the whip cream on one of the cakes and spread the strawberries jams. Sandwich the cakes together.

For decoration have the option to dust with icing sugar or used the remaining cream on top with the berries.


Pacheco Patty said...

You've timed your visit perfectly! I love the look of all the decorations, especially the layer cake covered with fresh berries;-)

Sandra M. said...

How cool that you were there...love every pic! Beautiful post!

Lilly said...

Great pictures! You were so luck y to be there. Hope you had a great time. At least it inspired you to make this cake! JUM!

Recetario Spanglish para mis hijos said...

Beautiful! I didn´t have time to follow up in the newspapers. Have a nice day!

chicago foodie girl said...

Oh, what an awesome experience! Everything is so lovely. :-)

decocinasytacones said...

¡Ay Londres Londres!...qué ganas tengo de ir, con eso de que mi niña estaba en Madrid ha sido Madrid a tope, ahora que ha vuelto a casa, me tendré que organizar un viajecito a mi ciudad favorita. Un beso Lola por esta tourné inesperada.

Kim Bee said...

This was such a treat to get to see these pictures. I don't get to travel much so I enjoy living vicariously and seeing new things.

Tina Bk said...

I am sure that a visit to the UK would be quite memorable. You are lucky you got to visit there recently. Your pictures really do transport you there!
The cake looks like a delicious way to celebrate the Jubilee-yum!

Lola Lobato said...

Love UK

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, lovely! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us. Oh, how I miss England.

That Victoria Sponge Cake looks amazing!



Catherine said...

Dear Lola, Thank you for sharing those pictures. I loved them. It is so nice to see the country celebrating with so much happiness.
The cake you made is a beautiful tribute to the Jubilee.
Blessings dear. Catherine

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Thanks for sharing all these pictures with us! We're lucky that you showed us some pictures of celebration! Beautiful cake too!

lisa is cooking said...

I love your decorations on your cake! Wish I could have a piece with my tea right now.

Magic of Spice said...

Lovely cake and such fun photos!

Ruth said...

I was in London for jubilee weekend - it was fabulous! Your vctoria sandwich looks amazing too! x

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Simply Life said...

oh I love how everything is so bright and colorful!

La dieta mediterranea de Carmen said...

He llegado hsat tui blog por casualidad y me está encantando, la fotografía, las imágenes, las vivencias...como se lo pasan estos ingleses con el día de la reina..dxd..

Me quedo por aqui siguiéndote y fisgando un poquillo.


Lola Lobato said...

Carmen, gracias por visitarme, Igual paso por tu blog. xoxo

Chic & Gorgeous Treats said...

Loving the table setup and decors.. I am just in awwee with all the photos. I should really plan my vacations ahead of time to experience the culture!! Am booking marking the recipe too.. xoxo, Jo

Veronica Cervera said...

I'm saving this post. With the temperatures we are having in Miami it sounds like a refreshing plan for dessert.