Piece of cake


In a burst of patriotic excitement I baked a cake.

The Battenberg cake has a strong royal pedigree. It was (allegedly) first baked to celebrate the wedding of Princess Victoria (granddaughter of Queen V.) to Prince Louis of Battenberg in 1884. It has been baked many times since by Mr Kipling.

My Battenberg cake was designed to have a Union Jack through the middle. Like a celebratory stick of rock, but easier to cut.

Like many recipes, the execution was more complex than the picture on the website suggested. With hindsight it would probably have been easier to organise a flotilla of small boats.

But the result (pictured below) was tasty.

Picture of the Jubilee Battenberg cake


As a good project manager, after the project had been delivered, I conducted a post implementation review. This is where you consider what went well and what you would do differently the next time.

My post implementation review was short.

What would I do differently next time? “Go to Sainsbury and buy a bloody Battenberg”. 

4 Responses to “Piece of cake”

  1. 1 Mike S

    Yes, baking cakes is a bit like hanging doors – worth getting a professional to do it.

    Looks good though!

  2. 3 Graham

    Looks good Alex, is there any left as that’s the measure of a good cake.

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