Friday, 14 June 2013

victoria sponge

To my lovely husband Mr F, wishing you a wonderful, happy 40th birthday today.

I have baked a cake, a favourite, Mary Berry's Victoria Sponge.  The recipe came from her book The Baking Bible but it is also available at the link above.  It is very moreish and the fresh cream really makes it.


My lovely man will be spoilt this weekend.  A special birthday and father's day. He has lucked out.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and try the cake.  It's gorgeous.
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  1. Happy Birthday to mr. Bee!! He is from a good year.... ;-)
    And tht cake looks very delicious! Love from Mirjam.

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  2. Birthday wishes to Mr B.. That sponge sure looks delicious. Hope your keeping well.
    I am having acupuncture and therapy sessions at the moment for a frozen shoulder and hip problem so only managing to make cards and just a few odd swap items as can't sit for too long in one position.
    Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Oh so sorry to hear you are hurting ... hope the treatment goes well for you and that you are fighting fit again soon ... Bee xx

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  3. Hope the Mr has a wonderful birthday and a very happy Father's Day too. Have a lovely weekend! Mel x

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  4. Happy birthday Mr Linen Cloud! What a fab cake - have a great weekend Bee, Jxx

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    1. Thanks Jo ... hope you have a lovely weekend too ... Bee xx

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  5. oh the cake looks amazing! hope your mr had a lovely day!

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    1. Thanks Mezz ... we hope to have a lovely weekend ... with some sunshine ... fingers crossed ... Bee xx

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  6. Happy Birthday to Mr L-C ... hope you all have a fabby weekend ~ Sarah x

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  7. Ooh, that does look sooo dee-lish-i-ous! Happy birthday to your hubby and have a lovely weekend. Enjoy that cake :-)
    xx

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    1. We will Gilly ... thanks for the lovely compliment ... Mary is the Queen of Cakes ... Bee xx

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  8. Happy birthday to your man! Bet you will spoil him rotten :) xx

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    1. We intend to ... hope you have fun tomorrow ... Bee xx

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  9. Your sandwich cake looks amazing - I would be very proud of such a yummy cake. Hope you have a lovely weekend xxx

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment ... hope you have a lovely weekend ... Bee xx

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  10. A very happy birthday to your husband! Your cake looks delicious, I wish mine would rise like that! I'll definately give the recipe a try.x

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    1. Thank you ... Mary adds 2 teaspoons of baking powder to this recipe ... I think that's what makes it rise so much ... Bee xx

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  11. Cake looks so delicious! Happy birthday to Mr F.
    M x

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    1. Thank you ... wishing you a lovely weekend ... Bee xx

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  12. That's a VERY impressive sponge! Clever you - and clever Mary!!!
    Happy birthday to your Mr!
    Carly
    x

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    1. Hi Carly .... more clever Mary than clever me, I think :) ... have a great weekend ... Bee xx

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  13. Wow - top marks for the sponge - I bet it's all gone by now! Have a lovely weekend with all your celebrating x Jane

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  14. Ooooh yes please! that cake looks amazing Bee, what a lucky Mr F.
    Wishing him a very happy birthday and you all a wonderful weekend
    love jooles xxx
    P.S It's my mums birthday today too :o)

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  15. It looks delicious.....have a super, celebratory weekend! :) x

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  16. Perfect birthday gift. homemade cake, that is all xxx

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  17. Wow, that sure does look amazing, my husband would be equally happy with a birthday cake like this. Mary Berry really is the Queen of cakes don't you think? Happy 40th to your husband and father's day of course. Thanks for visiting my blog too xox Penny

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  18. Mmm, lovely. I always associate victoria sponge with summer time. It's been too long since I made one. Happy birthday to Mr Linen Cloud, hope he had a fab day! xx

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  19. Oh yum, I'm just having a cuppa as write this and a slice of that cake would go down a treat! Happy 40th to your husband - hope he is having a good one! x

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  20. Perfect timing, I have a birthday cake to make too this week! My tummy is rumbling just thinking about this and a cup of tea! Happy birthday to mister, hope you are having a wonderful weekend. X

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  21. Lucky man to have you and that cake....d x

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  22. I love all cake
    I love Vicky Sponge
    I love cream
    I love all cake
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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  23. Oh my gosh!

    That cake looks divine.

    Nina x

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