More Jubilee Baking – Union Jack Tray Bake and British Cupcakes

This is just a quick post as there is still lots to do before all the celebrations commence for the Jubilee weekend!

This morning we made this really easy Union Jack Tray Bake. The recipe is from a book called British Baking by Baking Mad and can be found here at

I actually made these little cupcake last weekend for a family party, but was really taken by the cupcake cases and cake toppers, that I bought in Lakeland, Watford. They were the best I’ve come across. The cases stood up really well to baking and everyone loved the cake toppers! The set is by Meri Meri and it is also available at John and possibly in store. Call to check it is in stock before you go as supplies are getting low and I doubt it will arrive by post if ordered now. I also used some sugar paste decorations – flags, buses etc from Waitrose.




Don’t forget there are more recipes and ideas here, too –

Jubilee Trifle (for the Forman and Field Challenge)

Jubilee Cupcake decorating ideas

You could also have a look at the Foodies 100 Jubilee Bake Off link up for more ideas, too, though the actual competition is now closed.

That’s it from me – I have gone Baking Mad! Time for a glass of Pimms!



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  2. I love your jubilee baking – wish berries were in season because your traybake just looks so amazing

  3. oh my word… I don’t need to tell you I love this Union Jack cake!!!!!
    I so wish I had those jubilee cupcake toppers!!!
    Wish the jubilee wasn’t over!

    1. Aah thanks Regula, not as cool as yours!

  4. Lovely baking. I love the Meri Meri sets, I found an Olympic one last night, just hoping Lakeland and John Lewis start stocking them soon:-)

    1. Yay Olympics cakes next!

  5. Joanna Frangos says:

    baked a jubilee cake this afternoon, used sweets from the cupboard to decorate… worked well!

    1. Ooh good trick, hope you enjoyed the celebrations!

  6. So enjoying the Jubilee baking! gorgeous looking Union Jack cake!
    mary x

    1. Thank you French’Licious!

  7. So cute! I eyed up the Waitrose Jubilee baking bits but couldn’t justify buying them as we are in teenage birthday mode and Jubilee just wasn’t going to cut it with 16 year-olds. But, grandmother is making a Union Jack Pavlova, and I’ve done some celebratory white popcorn for nibbling on during the flotilla (on blog), so all is not lost up here in Scotland. Have a wonderful four-day celebration with your family.

    1. Ooh now I bet the Union Jack pavlova was cool! x

  8. I love the traybake especially the decoration – might make that for my street party. A colleague bought me that set from Lakeland which I still haven’t used so I’d better hurry up as the Jubilee celebrations will be over soon! They look good so I’m pleased to hear that they pass the test 🙂 Have a great weekend x

    1. They did pass the test and I am looking out for more!

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