About this recipe:This is a cake I made last week to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. HMS victory represents one the the Royal Navy's finest Victories, which makes the ship's name very poignant.
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Method Prep:12hr › Cook:20min › Extra time:40min › Ready in:13hr
Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5. Grease a 25cm (10 in) round cake tin.
In a medium bowl, whip together the eggs and caster sugar until fluffy. Fold in flour. Pour into the prepared tin.
Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top of the cake springs back when lightly pressed. Cool in the pan over a wire rack.
Cut cooled cake in half and then cut each half through the middle. I stacked 3 layers together with a Chambord buttercream and raspberry jam filling. It is covered in chocolate flavoured fondant icing and the cannons are made from liquorice. The finer detail is all royal icing.
Wow, that's brilliant! I assume the masts are wooden dowels (correct me if I'm wrong), but what about the sails? Did you go whole-hog and use ricepaper or something or something inedible? - 06 Nov 2008