I love the bright colours of these cupcakes :) They're really easy to make - I used this recipe to make strawberry flavoured cakes. Half the cakes were iced in blue glace icing and half were iced in red. I left the icing to set before piping white glace icing on top - that stopped the white from sinking into the colour underneath.
I finished off the cakes by making some toppers with my Rule Britannia printables. I made the toppers by sandwiching a cocktail stick between two circles. Some of the circles were hand cut with scissors and some were cut with a 2 inch scalloped circle punch.
I also made some bunting with my Rule Britannia scrapbooking paper - you can print this template and use it to make your own bunting. Plain red, white and blue papers would look good too.
Some royal facts...
- The Queen is the second longest serving monarch - only Victoria has reigned for longer at 63 years.
- There have been 12 Prime Ministers over the Queen's reign.
- The Queen has owned more than 30 corgis during her reign - she currently has 3; Monty, Willow and Holly.
- In an average year the Queen will host more than 50,000 people at banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions and Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace.
For more facts on the Queen take a look at this website: http://www.thediamondjubilee.org