It is the final day of National Baking Week so we felt that it would be rude not to mention the famous Victoria Sponge Cake and take the opportunity to be inspired. Afterall, there are no calories on a Friday…
Victoria Sponge Cake is one of the most quintessentially British bakes that can be found. The Duchess of Bedford, one of Queen Victoria’s ladies in waiting, is thought to be the innovator of Afternoon Tea, where the Victoria Sponge found its fame. The menu consisted of assorted small cakes, sandwiches, sweets and teas – Queen Victoria simply could not resistand and so Afternoon Tea was born. The Queen’s Afternoon Tea was by no means a casual event, however, as Queen Victoria and her ladies would enjoy their tea and cakes in their extravagant formal dresswear in the late 1800s. The famous sponge, however, did not gain Queen Victoria’s name until later in her life. Historians suggest that it was at Osborn House, Queen Victoria’s residence on the Isle of Wight, where the famous sponge was crowned her namesake.
The classic Victoria Sponge Cake consists of two layers of wonderfully light sponge, sandwiched with lashings of lavish jam and cream. We recognise that longevity is incredibly important when it comes to baking, however, so we have adapted the famous Victoria Sponge to include sweet, fluffy buttercream as opposed to pesky fresh cream. We also know how important it is to make sure that your products stand out from the crowd so we have decided to give Victoria Sponge a face lift! We used a circular nozzle on our piping bag to make fluffy, buttercream peaks on top of our sponge, alongside some strawberry slices to add a pop of colour.
We offer all of the ingredients to make your perfect Victoria Sponge Cake, or ours! A great Victoria Sponge Cake is always a winner on the shelf and its simplicity makes it a profitable line for any bakery. Call your nearest depot to order the ingredients to satify your latest baking inspiration.
Basildon: 01268 293 634
Bristol: 01179 827 650
Hunslet: 01924 223 710
Livingston: 0141 473 1621
Until next year, National Baking Week!