June 1, 2012

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, Cake & Ice Cream!

HM Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this weekend and people in Britain and around the world will be sharing in the celebration. The longest reigning British monarch to date was Queen Victoria who reigned for 63 years, 7 months and we all hope to see HM Queen Elizbeth II break that record.

Celebrating such a special occasion means parties and get togethers and that means food and fun! There will be thousands of street parties and home parties this weekend and amongst the food will undoubtedly be cakes and ice cream.

Here is a very special Diamond Jubilee 'crown' cake along with red, white and blue cupcakes made by my friend Barbara Goodman. It has been this week's centrepiece at her family's 'Off The Wall' coffee shop and has been admired by everyone with countless requests to eat the entire display!

If you want to make your own celebratory ice cream then make some raspberry ripple ice cream and serve it topped with a few fresh blueberries. Simple, colourful, fun and delicious!