Sam Hoey was named our Jubilee Queen of Cakes at our special judging day. See her winning cakes and all the entries to our Jubilee-themed baking competition.
Sam Hoey was named Jubilee Queen of Cakes at our special
. See her winning cakes (chosen by judges Gino D’Acampo, our very own Victoria Threader, Great British Bake Off star Ruth Clemens and goodtoknow Recipes editor Matt Davies) and all the entries to our Jubilee-themed baking competition. Well done Sam!
Tea and biscuits in a cupcake? We just loved the idea of goodtoknow user Sam‘s recipe which she says was inspired by biscuits and a cuppa (with a royal twist!). Tea-infused sponges and icing with crunchy biscuits – delicious! See what the judges had to say about this recipe in our Jubilee Queen of Cakes judging day round-up.
goodtoknow user Maxine‘s Battenburg was full of flavour. The cake was made of strawberry and blueberry sponges and it was covered with a coconut and lemon marzipan. Maxine said she made it because Battenburg Cake has a rich Royal history. ‘Having researched a little bit about this cake I decided I would do my own twist on this favourite. I used red, white and blue colours combined with fruit that’s in season now. And instead of traditional marzipan I have made a variation using coconut.’
‘I decided on strawberry and vanilla because it reminds me of strawberries and cream in the summer time and I’ve decorated my cakes in a way that I hope represents the Queen, Britain and the Queen’s 60 years on the throne,’ says goodtoknow user Caroline Smith.
SHORTLIST We loved the classy design on goodtoknow users Elly Russell and Nivia Akily’s Jubilee cupcakes.
SHORTLISTCut into goodtoknow user Anneli‘s white sponge cake and there’s a patriotic surprise – red white and blue checkers!
This looks so good the Queen could almost wear this edible crown cake created by goodtoknow user Ann. She made made lemon Madeira-style cake for the cushion and vanilla cake for the crown and then decorated it with buttercream and sugar paste.
goodtoknow user Victoria Ashley‘s cake was inspired by the post box in Corporation Street, Manchester. It was the only thing left after the bombings in 1996. Made from a swiss roll filled with brandy-soaked dried fruits she says, ‘ Royal Mail post boxes look magnificent everywhere in Britain, just like the Queen’.
goodtoknow user Janet Henderson‘s Jubilee cupcakes are simply beautiful. She says, ‘the recipe is my own lemon zest recipe (both my daughters favourite – both grown young women now).’
goodtoknow user Charlotte Tyson‘s Queen’s Guards modelled from icing look so cute and colourful sitting on the top of chocolate cupcakes with a hidden rich chocolate ganache centre. They’d look so good lined up in rows ready to salute the Queen.
goodtoknow user Shelley Lowe Jones, a ‘busy working mum of 5!!’ said she made this pavlova because she is ‘part of a large close family who used to love getting together at weekends for afternoon tea with fabulous cakes homemade by my brother-in-law Ash. Tragically Ash was killed 8 months ago so I decided in his memory to try and recreate the wonderful cakes we used to enjoy.’
It’s amazing what you can do with basic cupcakes and different coloured icings. Arranged to look like a Union Jack, goodtoknow user Maryann Sanchez was really pleased with her creation and we think they look great too!
This lovely competition entry came from goodtoknow user Corinna Palmer. She says she and her family and friends had lots of fun eating it. No wonder, it looks pretty tasty to us with generous layers of red velvet cake, layered with cream cheese, double cream and white chocolate filling.
‘My inspiration comes from the fact that another name for butterscotch is ‘The Queen’s Sweetmeat. She is also the Queen of Canada, hence the maple syrup in the icing and the red, white and blue speaks for itself,’ says goodtoknow user Carolyn Figg who entered these pretty cupcakes.
goodtoknow user Jean Peters topped her strawberry and vanilla cupcakes with a swiss meringue buttercream and summer berries for a lovely British flavour.
Summer fruits arranged like a Union Jack gives a classic Victoria sponge a real party feel. goodtoknow user Charlotte Berrisford-Wheat says, ‘I made this for the Royal wedding last year when we had a BBQ and it went down a storm, so I’ll be making it again for the Jubilee.’
goodtoknow user Stacey Hunt not only made her cupcakes gluten-free she also arranged them in this amazing Union Jack design!
goodtoknow user Aggy Dadan re-created the Queen’s crown (and cushion!) for her entry. ‘The crown has been made out of Rice Krispies squares or you can make it your own by mixing Rice Krispies with melted marshmellows,’ she said.
We love the simple decoration of goodtoknow user Helen Fryer‘s Jubilee cupcakes – sometimes all you need is a little glitter and diamonds!
‘I live on the beautiful Island of Anglesey and thought it would be so nice to incorporate William and Kate seeing as they live here and love it so much! My dear hubby came up with this amazing idea of them hovering on a helicopter having flown all the way from Anglesey to greet the Queen with their loving message,’ says goodtoknow user Nina Evans Williams.
Sprayed with edible gold food spray this cake may look plain on the outside but when you cut into it the multi-coloured red, white and blue sponge is a real surprise. Made by goodtoknow user Sarah-Jane McCauley it’s a stunning cake for any party.
goodtoknow user Kerry‘s lovely partner Matthew Phillips submitted her cake for the competition and says, ‘Kerry loves to bake and often does so at crazy times at night, it drives me up the wall but I know she enjoys baking so I try to not let it get to me. I would love to see Kerry’s cake selected for the goodtoknow Recipes magazine, even if we didn’t win the cooker as it’ll encourage her to keep baking :-)’ Bless!
Can you spot the three chickens pecking at the grass in this pretty street party scene? goodtoknow user Louise Gilpin put them there to represent her pet chickens who provide eggs for her baking.
goodtoknow user Kim Bilborough made this crown cake with her 14-year-old daughter, how lovely it looks and just goes to show what can be achieved without any specialist cake decorating equipment. The red, white and blue bunting really gives a party feel..
goodtoknow user Michelle Gynn says, ‘I have named my design for my Jubilee cake “Quintessentially British” as it represents the Queen’s Jubilee in different traditional British ways. It’s a fun and colourful design with different scenes all around the cake.’
Don’t these look beautiful? goodtoknow user Lorraine Powell certainly is a skilled cake decorator. She chose lemon drizzle-flavoured cupcakes as it’s hers and many of her friends favourite.
goodtoknow user Galina Varese used her family’s favourite chocolate cake as a base for her impressive portrait of the Queen.
goodtoknow user Rachel Stevenson filled her Jubilee cupcakes with strawberry and blueberry jam for the Jubilee theme – sounds delicious!
Red, white and blue sprinkles and golden icing crowns have turned simple cupcakes into stylish celebration cakes. ‘I made these for my daughter’s Brownies Jubilee party and they went down a treat,’ says goodtoknow user Linsey Fielding.
goodtoknow user Amanda Goldston‘s complete afternoon tea cake includes a scone and shortbread cake with strawberries and cream and was: ‘designed to look like a crown and inspired by the traditional baking of my nan on her farm in North Devon.’
Topped with a white chocolate finish, this three-tier Victoria sponge from goodtoknow user Charlotte Snowden certainly has the wow factor.
Wow! An actual corgi cake! goodtoknow user Lara Clarke‘s rendition of the Queen’s pet is a chocolate mud cake with chocolate orange buttercream – sounds delicious!
goodtoknow user Clare Bateman-King moulded mini sugarpaste crowns and added some lovely detail with coloured dots and gold food colouring to sit on simple cupcakes.
goodtoknow user Mirka‘s Jubilee cupcakes are filled with a delicious blueberry filling. We love the fun decorations!