Monday, September 1, 2008

Victoria Sandwich Cake...

I recently accidently stumbled upon a Brilliant Blog that belongs to Rosie and Maria...They call it Sweet & Simple Bakes...and true to the name...they do have a sweet and simple blog that encourages people new to baking by giving loads of useful tips and resources to help them learn a new skill...which I personally think is very noble of them..

Not only that they also have a Monthly Bake Concept where they come up with a different but still an easy recipe that they have tried and tested and encourage co-bloggers and others who follow their blog to participate by baking it and to share their experiences while doing it...This is such a great effort on their part and I truly appreciate them for the encouragement they are giving to many people like me because of this...Thanks Rosie and Maria....

So I decided that if time permits I will participate in their monthly bake off for the month of August which is Victoria Sandwich Cake...But since then I have been really busy at work and also because of the festive season could not get to cook it up until this weekend...I rushed off shopping and bought stuff that I needed...and started off...

The recipe and method of preparation for the Victoria Sandwich Cake can be found here...

I have used the same same recipe for the cake base...only changed the filling as per our liking as buttercream is not one of my favourite for a cake baked at home. Also since I didnot have two cake tins...I baked them in a single ring mould I use to bake my regular sponges...and then after cooling them cut them into two halves...and proceeded using them as given in the recipe by its inceptors Rosie and Maria...

Since I dont have to give step by step instructions to the recipe as it is very clear in the recipe given in Sweet and Simple Bakes....I will put up pictures instead..:-)

1.Getting Cake Mould Ready...

2. Creaming Butter and Sugar...

3. Cake mixture in the mould ready to go into the Preheated Oven...

4. Cake baked and cooling on a Cake Rack...

5. One half of the cake topped with Homemade Strawberry Preserve...

6. Topped with Whipped Cream...

7. And Strawberries...

8. And finally other half on top...and dusted with pure Icing Sugar...

And the Final Result...I am pretty Happy with the result and so are the people who finished it off...but I guess the pictures are not as clear...but cant undo it...because already the cake is long gone as they say it was simple irresistable...WOW !!! All thanks to Rosie and Maria of Sweet and Simple Bakes...

I was not able to click a snap of a single slice....because it was over before I got to do it..which is quite sad..but when I make it another time...I will update this post with it...

It has been a great experience working on this month's Bake... Hope Rosie and Maria approve this...and my bake is upto their standards and expectations...and you all enjoyed reading this post....

Please do drop by Sweet and Simple Bakes and check out the monthly round-up for this Bake...

So until next time...Take Care..:-)

24 comments:

Arundathi said...

Amu - it looks fantastic. I too had to take the photos really quickly because people were standing behind me with forks!! :)

Chawanmushi said...

Hi Amu
I really love the way you added the strawberries into the Victoria Sandwich Cake. Thumbs up for the yummylicious cake :-)

Rosie said...

What a stunning Victoria Sandwich Cake Amu!! i love the way you have added fresh strawberries to your filling with fresh cream & jam - slurp - well done on a wonderful bake and many thanks for partaking in S&SB monthly bake :)

Best wishes Rosie x

natalia said...

Ciao Amu I really love the addiction of strawberries to your victoria sponge!

myspicykitchen said...

tempting cake... I should looking into sweet and simple cakes... i was thinking of baking a sponge cake for sometime and never got to do it... BTW, that is the only cake i bake at home... may be sweet & simple will motivate me...

lilmizlynn said...

Wow!!!! I love to have a piece of your cake! Well done! :)

Amu... said...

@Arundathi...
I Know what you mean...the friends just dropped in for a brief visit and they were more than happy to slurp the whole lot up...

Btw Thanks for you lovely Comment...very very encouraging..yours looks great too..:-)..and a Warm Welcome here...

@Chawanmushi..
Thank You so much...Welcome to my Crazy World...

@Rosie...
Thank you so much Dearie...All cresit goes to you dearie for such a lovely recipe....cant wait for the next Bake...

@Natalia...
Thank You...and Welcome to My World...:)

@Usha...
Thank You...S&SB surely motivate a lot of people...including me...so go ahead and give it a try...Good Luck...

@Lynn...
Thanks a lot Dear...and a Warm welcome here...

Ramya said...

WOW its tempting ....will try

Nickki said...

Hi Amu, what a lovely looking cake! I do love your presentation, very beautiful! Fresh strawberries, yum! :)

Maria said...

Hi Amu

Welcome to Sweet and Simple Bakes and well done on your first bake with us! I also want to thank you for the lovely write up you have written about Rosie, myself and our blog ;o)

What a great looking cake, it looks delish!

Thanks for taking part and hoping you will join us in our next bake!

Maria
x

Beth said...

Wow it looks wonderful. Thnaks for leaving a comment on my blog

Ivy said...

You did a lovely job with that cake. Love those strawberries in there.

sowmya said...

lovely cake..addition of strawberries sounds good!!!

Rei said...

Such a good idea to add fresh fruit to the cake. Yums!

JillyB said...

That's a superb looking cake, no wonder it didn't last long!

Rajani said...

amu! this looks super yum! :P

Priti said...

Wow cake looks yummy...you have lovely blog

LG said...

nice to meet yet another lovely baker :) cake looks delish..

Amu... said...

@Ramya...
Thanks Sweety..:-)

@Nickki...
Thanks a lot Dear...and a Warm welcome here at my Crazy World..:-)

@Maria...
Thanks a lot dear...Actually all credit goes to you guys for such alovely idea- the monthly bake....I will definitely join the next bake for sure...Thanks Again...

@Beth...
Thanks a lot Dear...and a Warm welcome here..:-)

@Ivy...
Thanks a lot Ivy...and a Warm welcome to my world..:-)

@Sowmya...
Thanks a lot dear...:-)

@Rei..
Thanks a lot Dear...and a Warm welcome here at my Crazy World..:-)

@JillyB...
Thanks a lot dear...

@Rajani...
Thanks Dear...

@Priti...
Thanks a Lot dear..

@LG...
Thanks a lot Dear...and a Warm welcome here at my Crazy World..:-)

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ur blog looks great...

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Amu... said...

@ Rashmi
Thanks a lot dear...I am unable to open your page.

@Pranee
Thanks Sweetheart...Will acknowledge it soon.,

Purva Desai said...

First time to this delicious blog....Victoria Sponge cake looks simply irresistible...

Sunshinemom said...

My first time here and you got me hooked with this beautiful cake!! Will be back for more for sure:)