I've had a very busy time, eating lots of delicious cake!
On Friday we went to the Petersham Hotel for Afternoon Tea. I highly recommend it. The hotel is such a very lovely, gentle place, with one of the most spectacular views of the Thames that you can find in London, and the cows grazing in Petersham Meadow below.
We then had a family birthday at the weekend with Butterfly cake.
I baked a very simple Rose Water flavoured Victoria Sponge, using a four egg version of this recipe, which I sandwiched together with Strawberry Jam.
Simply heat a few tablespoonfuls of jam in a saucepan, and strain through a sieve onto the bottom cake, this give you a smooth jam sandwich.
I then decorated the top layer with fondant glace icing, using the Rose Water, for flavour, again. I cut out various sized and coloured sugar paste butterflies and added them to the icing.
The cake was simple but effective.
|A host of butterflies|
|A few candles|
|Wonderful with Strawberries and Cream!|
Then, after all that cake, I went to the Petersham Nurseries on Tuesday morning , for coffee (and even more cake) with one of my very dear friends.
The biggest question was... What should we chose? We went for a (huge) piece of beetroot cake and a Chelsea Bun... both scrumptious.
|A delectable selection of cakes|
|Muffins, biscuits and buns|
|An equally |
Now I'm on a diet!!!!
|I didn't just eat cake...|
|I looked around the Nurseries!|