It's Queen Victoria's birthday today...
so I think this calls for some Victoria Sponge!
Yes, Victoria Sponge is named after Queen Victoria
and it was her favorite cake!
Whenever I visit London,
I love to walk the grounds of Kensington Palace and see the
Queen Victoria statue.
Last year after tea at the Orangery,
I could not find the Queen Victoria statue. I discovered after our trip that the statue
was being re-stored during Kensington Palace's two year refurbishment.
The Queen Victoria statue was erected in 1893
celebrating Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee.
The statue suffered shrapnel damage during World War II
and has been now restored to her former glory.
I will look for her again on my next trip to London!
On our trip to England last year,
I tasted Victoria Sponge for the first time at
The Orangery at Kensington Palace
in the Jane Austen Center in Bath, England
Both Victoria Sponges were
"fit for a Queen"!
Did you know that,
Queen Elizabeth II
is Queen Victoria's great-great-great granddaughter and
is one of Queen Elizabeth's favorite cakes, too!
I'm off now to my kitchen to practice making
Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes
for my upcoming Diamond Jubilee tea parties!