What was I thinking?! When I saw a picture of a Union Jack battenburg cake I was thinking “I can make that”. So I did.
Ok, so it doesn’t quite look like the one in the photograph but at least I tried. The sponge cake turned out rather greener than the blue I hoped for and it was quite tricky to slice the cake diagonally! It’s a time consuming project as you need to leave the cake to chill in the fridge through various stages of construction. It’s sandwiched together with layers of buttercream and strawberry jam and wrapped in a delicious layer of marzipan.Despite what it looks like it tastes yummy.
If you want to try the recipe for yourself full instructions for the Union Jack battenburg cake can be found here. I might be tempted to make this again for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next year or I might have something better to do with my time!
What about you? Any baking disasters you would like to share to make me feel better?