|Jubilee Vintage Union Jack Cake on a coronation glass plate|
Time to share another Jubilee Cake with you, this one was a practice run ready for next weeks big Jubilee party. I was inspired to try stencilling following a recent trip to the British Sugarcraft Guild Show held at Telford last week. During which I had tickets to a Lindy Smith demonstration on stencilling. I had never really been interested in stencilling, and thought the only thing you could do with edible dusts was mix them with vodka for painting sugar paste with. How wrong I was. It is so simple and effective to use them with particularly with stencils.
Now back to the cake...I made a plain sponge mix but used small tins, filled with vanilla butter cream and homemade strawberry jam. Now to the clever, but very simple decoration.
I rolled out some white sugar paste, took my new Union Jack flag stencil placed this onto the sugar paste. Using a cake smoother press down on the stencil, so it adheres to the sugar paste. Using a small clean soft brush such as a new make up brush, gently brush a little coloured dust in the appropriate area of the stencil. Once finished dusting, carefully peel off the stencil and there you have it - a Union Jack. I repeated this several times, moving the stencil so the flag was at different angles. I also used less dust. This created a Union Jack with a faded look, hopefully giving the decoration a vintage feel. I cut out the design using the largest round pastry cutter I have, this gave me the perfect fit for the top of my Jubilee Vintage Union Jack Cake.
I am delighted with how it turned out, and think it looks wonderful displayed on a special coronation glass plate that belongs to my mum.