2 tsp baking powder
3 tsp of vanilla essence (the recipe calls for one but McKnight uses three
2 tbsp of milk (the recipe calls for one so Mcknight uses two)
6 medium eggs
5 spoonfuls of your favourite jam
284ml of fresh cream
Fresh raspberries, blueberries and strawberries
 In a processor mix flour, sugar, butter, vanilla, milk and eggs.
 Pour into two sponge tins lined with baking paper.
 Bake in the oven for 35mins on 170C
 Remove the cakes from the oven, take them out of the tins and allow to cool.
 When cool, take a sharp knife and slice the tops off the cakes to make them flat. Dont throw away the tops, theyll come in handy later.
 Spoon your choice of jam over the bottom half of the cake (McKnight used 5 heaped tablespoons).
 Layer chopped strawberries, raspberries and blueberries over the jam.
 In a separate bowl add a tablespoon of caster sugar to the cream and whip. Spread the cream over the fruit.
 Slice open the passion fruit and spoon its contents over the cream.
 Place the second sponge on top of the fruit and cover it with the ginger jam.
 Now for the Jubilee part. Take the cake tops from earlier and cut into thin strips. Use the cake strips together with sliced strawberries, whole raspberries and halved blueberries to construct the Union Jack.
 Finally, lightly dust everything with caster sugar.
So beauty or baking? I like cakes because they dont have an opinion but Im far more comfortable doing 100 girls at Chanel than I am baking in front of 50 people. We think you did pretty well, Sam.