Queens Diamond Jubilee
This Year the Queen and all of London celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. She has been the reigning Queen for 60 years. The longest reigning Monarch in England was Queen Victoria, 64 years.
The Jubilee was the topic of nearly every conversation, shop window display, Brownie and Guides activities…. you get the idea. The girls and I attended a trade show called the Spirit of Summer. We were able to take a 1/2 hours lesson on cake decorating. We got the recipe for a very simple cake and frosting recipe. You know those recipes that can scale easily. Anyway… someone offered that we would bring cupcakes for the Guides Jubilee celebration. I thought you’d like to see how things turned out.
Eliana designed our decoration to look like a crown. Emeline and I thought her design was great and much easier than our original idea to make it look like the union jack (the flag).
As you might have guessed, we over did it a little bit. We had enough to take into Jeff’s work to share. We’ve has several requests to bring more to work.
Since our cupcake success, we’ve made a carrot cake/bread and a banana bread (2X). Emeline has also experimented with just mixing stuff up in the kitchen. I have to say that she did pretty well considering she didn’t use a recipe and did use the blender to chop up and mix all kinds of things into her cake.
The Olympics are just around the corner. It is a busy summer for London. Now if it could stop raining for a little bit, that would be nice.
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