Sunday, 29 April 2012

Jubilee Bunting and Crowns

 
This year is the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, you can't miss it, the shops, newspapers and television are full of all things royal. 

If you want to find out more about celebrations planned nationally, and locally there is a special Diamond Jubilee website containing all you need to know. You can even send a special congratulatory message to the Queen!  

If you what the chance to see the H M the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, there will be a Shropshire Diamond Jubilee Pageant on 12th July, being held at RAF Cosford. Thousands of free tickets are available for this spectacular event.

I am planning on being involved in as many things Jubilee related as possible. There are plans for a garden party, cake making and dressing up. Keep an eye on my blog over the next few months, as it’s likely to have a very red, white and blue theme.
Crown's in an instant
In preparation for all the celebrations and all the cakey goodness I have planned, I have done a little shopping. I treated myself to a crown mould and gold lustre dust from Squires Kitchen. I have had a quick practice run, but have not attempted to apply the gold lustre dust yet. I've not used this before so if any one has any tips on getting the best results, then do let me know.
Waiting to be given that golden touch

Jubilee Cupcake Cases
Of course I could not possibly make Jubilee cakes without paper cases, and there are a great selection available in the shops to choose from. I don't need to buy any at the moment as I had some for a birthday present. They are lovely and colourful, with Union Jack designs and soldiers from The Household Cavalry on them. 




I have also recently re-discovered my sewing machine. Re-discovered makes it sound like I know what I'm doing, but I only really know the basics. With some pieces of fabric and a little bias binding I've been busy making some Jubilee bunting. I didn’t have any Union Jack material or any plain red, white or blue fabric. So I settled on something a little more contemporary, but still with the red, white and blue theme. I'm delighted with it; it's turned out even better than I thought. Although the red has not come out as well on the photo's I've taken.

Jubilee bunting

14 comments:

  1. What an absolutely FABULOUS post Angela, I love EVERYTHING here, and everything you are making and have made.....I will be supporting your Jubilee projects from now on, and checking each day/week to see what you have done!
    Karen

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    1. Thank you Karen, I hope to bring you some interesting posts

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  2. You ladies are just too organised (I;m including Karen in that remark)!!!! I'll be happy if I manage to bake a cake before the jubilee. Looks like you will be having a diamond time!

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    1. Fiona I love organised, I don't do chaos ;)

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  3. I so want some of these Squires crowns! They look marvellous!

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    1. Go on Sarah treat yourself to the crown mould

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  4. The crowns mold is quite incredible!
    You don't want to go cutting up union jack fabric anyway - you might get done for treason ;o)

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    1. Its a great mould and easy to use. Absolutely agree no cutting up of Union Jack fabric ;)

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  5. Loving the crown moulds. Must look them up. Oh and also the bunting. You've inspired me to make more x

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  6. Thanks. You can never have too much bunting :)

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  7. Hi ya i was wondering if you could possible tell me where you brought your crown mould from please x

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    1. Hi Zara
      Thanks for visiting my blog, the crown mould was bought from the Squires Kitchen online shop, hope you manage to get one in time for the Jubilee celebrations.

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  8. Hi, I was wondering where I could get the soldier cases from? We are having a party in our office and they would be great.

    Thanks Karen

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    1. Hi Karen
      The soldier cases are fabulous aren't they! Sainsbury's sell them in a pack of three types of cake cases, but look closely as it is not obvious to see the soldiers one, I think the other cases were white with union jack flags and the red and white polka dots.

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Angela x