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Marshmallow Snowballs
Love Heart Biscuits
Blackberry and Apple Slices
Gooseberry Fool
Cherry Picking
Frozen Bananas
Lemon Drizzle Cake
Raspberry & Apple Palmiers
Making a Giant Teacake
Plum Squares
Bottled Fruit
Blackberry Polenta Cake
Trifle in a 'Trifle'
Pears in Lemon Juice
Anna-Louise's Redcurrant Tart
Baby BBQ
Zinging Home-Made Lemonade
Mini-Cooked Breakfast
Butterfly Fruit
Blackcurrant Coulis
Lemon Ricotta with Summer Fruits and Blackcurrant Coulis
Dough Balls
Kids' Summer Cup
Primrose Salad
Food by Firelight
Easy Cheese Soufflé
Elderflower Fizz
Zany Pavlova
Herb Pikelets and Orange Caviar
Buttermilk Cake
Maypole Cake
Flowers to Eat
Elderflower Cordial
Vanilla Ice-Cream with Orange Toffee and Cowslips

Maypole Cake

This is a basic Victoria sponge decorated with flowers and ribbons to celebrate the arrival of summer.

To decorate the cake, you’ll need:

Butter icing
1 1/2m thin ribbon or strips of thinly cut paper
Striped candy stick or stick wound with ribbon
Iced flower decorations
Fresh flowers
Edible glue – not essential, can be bought from specialist cake decorating shops

Sandwich the cake together with half the butter icing. Spread the remainder on top. Place the candy stick in the middle. Cut the ribbon into 3 equal lengths and stick to the top of the candy, using a blob of icing or the glue, so that they fall to the edges of the cake. Decorate with lots of fresh flowers.