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.
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|
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.