Jubilee celebrations

Break out the bunting! Whether you’re celebrating with your family, friends, or the whole street, hosting afternoon tea or throwing an old-fashioned street party, we’ve got everything you need to raise a glass (or cuppa!) to our Queen and celebrate her Platinum Jubilee – and the extra-long weekend – in style. We’ve even come up with some tasty treats to serve up, like our patriotic Union Jack Traybake – you can find the recipe further down.

Time to celebrateQueen's Jubilee tableware

Family, friends and neighbours all getting together for a joint celebration, sharing food and laughs – what could be better? If all this talk of street parties has made you feel nostalgic, we’ve made it easy to set up your own to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee with lots of fab decorations and accessories that’ll get everyone in the party spirit.  

It’s just not a party without bunting, and our Union Jack bunting will look great draped around tables and over doorways. We’ve also got everything from paper plates and cups (recyclable, of course), to napkins and even a cake stand, all with suitably regal designs, and you’ll find them all on our website.

Let them eat cake

Our Union Jack traybake will make a brilliant centrepiece to your Jubilee spread, and it’s surprisingly easy to make.

We made ours in our Lakeland Brownie Tin.

For the sponge

Ingredients

Jubiilee union jack traybake cake

  • 200g butter, at room temperature
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • Generous pinch of salt
  • 3tbsp milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/Gas 4. Line the base of your tin with baking paper.  
  2. Beat the butter for a few seconds in a large mixing bowl to soften it, then add the caster sugar. Beat well until light and fluffy, using a hand-held electric mixer or wooden spoon. Add and beat the eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Sift the flour and salt into the bowl, then fold it in gently using a large metal spoon. Do not beat the mixture at this stage. Add the milk and stir it through gently.
  4. Tip the mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface with a palette knife or the back of a spoon. Bake in the centre of the oven for 35-38 minutes, until risen and springy when touched lightly. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and remove the lining paper. Leave to cool completely.

To decorate

Ingredients

  • 100g butter, at room temperature
  • 200g icing sugar
  • Fresh strawberries, halved
  • 1/2tsp vanilla extract
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Fresh raspberries

Instructions

  1. For the buttercream, beat the butter in a large mixing bowl until creamy, then gradually beat in the icing sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla extract, then spread over the top of your cooled cake.
  2. Use a cocktail stick to mark out the lines of the flag before topping with your fresh berries.

Jubilee celebration buffet

A spread fit for a queen

No celebration buffet is complete without a round of sarnies and some scones, and this Jubilee-inspired cake stand is the perfect way to present them.

And you can instantly add patriotic pizzazz to your cupcakes with The Best of British Cupcake Set which includes cupcake cases and a range of fab toppers, including flags.

Celebration biscuits

You can even make your own scrumptious biscuits to serve with the help of the 4-Piece Classic Biscuit Cutter Set, which makes perfect Bourbons, Custard Creams, Party Rings and Jammie Dodgers. You’ll find recipes and instructions on our blog.

You’ll find our full range of Jubilee accessories on our website. So what are you waiting for? Grab that trestle table, gather the bunting and get ready to party. You could even set up some games – ‘stick the crown on the Queen’, anyone?

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