Cupcakes to accompany Royal Wedding TV fest

Living in a house full to the brim of boys, I had no option but to indulge in the fairytale world of Royal Wedding mania elsewhere.

It felt like the 1950s cycling through the deserted roads of leafy Ealing with my cakebox and cassis. The only signs of life were little girls dressed as princesses, and excited people setting up for their street party.

Fellow mum of boys Tara managed to get her pack of lads to clear out of the house for a few hours so we could weld ourselves to their sofa to watch the coverage, nourished with Kir Royales, Smoked Salmon and cake.

I knocked up some victoria sponges, spread each cake with a layer of raspberry jam, piped rosettes of extra thick double cream mixed with a little vanilla and icing sugar and finished with raspberries and blueberries. Red, white and blue!

We knocked back the fizz, wept buckets, reminisced about our own weddings and scoured twitter for the wittiest comments.

After the balcony kisses and flyover I jumped back on my bike and wobbled back to the land of testosterone and found the boys happily engaged with Lego Star Wars battles on the rug, blissfully unaware of the pomp and circumstance only a few miles up the road.

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About Katie Bryson

Katie Bryson is a freelance food writer and blogger. She left a career in online news at the BBC to immerse herself in the culinary world, taking in courses at Leiths School of Food and Wine and an internship at Waitrose along the way. Her family food blog www.feedingboys.co.uk is bursting with recipes and tips for feeding hungry families that’ll help inspire all those frazzled parents out there wondering what on earth to cook for tea! She lives in West London with her two young boys and yes, her firefighter husband.
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6 Responses to Cupcakes to accompany Royal Wedding TV fest

  1. Jan Bailey says:

    The cup cakes look very patriotic and tempting. Might do something similar later today. I watched the wedding all on my own and had a lovely wallow in nostalgia too. R said the village was absolutely deserted and everywhere really quiet – apart from him strimming grass!!!

  2. ali.b says:

    Sounds like a fab morning!! I banished mine to the x-box for some of the time and had a little cry then they came in with “mmmuuuummmm why are you crying!! – this is why you cant come to the quiz semi-finals!!” lol

  3. Rosemary Hamilton says:

    Glad you enjoyed the wedding, your cakes were very patriotic, I wore red, white and blue and had a flower arrangement of the same colours in the hall! Strange coincidence, I had a small vase of lily of the valley on my table! What a super day!

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