9 1/2

Juliette has been cross with me. It seems that I did not bake a birthday cake for her 9th birthday. We did a party or more precisely a picnic in the park, but it was also the occasion to say goodbye to our friends before our move to Singapore.

She has been nagging me recently for her cake. So before it's time to think about Victor's cake, I bake a Victoria Sponge. The recipe comes from Mary Berry's Foolproof Cakes. It is a great book, easy recipes and nice pictures. For this cake, I added some cream filling: 1 cup of mascarpone with 1 cup of double cream whipped together with icing sugar and a drop of vanilla extract.