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Jubilee Vintage Union Jack Cake


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. 



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16 comments:

  1. Wow that looks amazing and definitely has a vintage feel to it. Brilliant idea and I'm sure it will go down well at your Jubilee Party!

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  2. the cake looks amazing! :)

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  3. You're so clever! Love this! X

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  4. I love this Jubilee cake. Thanks for your lovely commemt on my blog too!

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    1. Thanks for popping by and your kind words about my cake. You're most welcome, I loved the Iced Gems ;)

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  5. Cool stencil, very effective.

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    1. Thanks Janice will definitely be trying out more stencilling

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  6. That cake is just perfect for the Jubilee..I just love the flag stencils on it :) I am sure it tastes as lovely as it looks...

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    1. thank you so much magie, I was really pleased with how it worked out

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  7. Wow - that is cool! I love the plate too :)

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    1. Thanks so much, it is a very special plate and looks wonderful

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  8. Great looking cake...and original too! Where did you get the stencil from...was it at the show too? :-)

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    1. Thanks Laura, yes the stencil was from the show and only cost £2.50!

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