At Oxford, we have the rather bizarre tradition of college "marriages."
During my second week of term, I was proposed to. By proposed, I mean one of my male friends (Mark) quoted Shakespeare to me from Main Quad as I sat in my bedroom window roaring with laughter.
To give credit to him though, he had made an oragami ring, so obviously I said yes - BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER.
He's an exceedingly demanding college husband, and every time I venture home from university to satisfy a baking craving he insists that I bake him entire cakes to himself.
Hence, this classic Victoria Sponge..
I followed the normal recipe, using 3 eggs, 6oz of butter, flour, and sugar. Whizzed it all up together and into the oven! Oh, and I also added 60g of natural yoghurt, a technique I learned from Peyton and Byrne which REALLY moistens up a cake.
It is decorated with vanilla buttercream, strawberry jam and halved strawberries, as he is an absolute strawberry fiend. Here is Mark, modelling his cake in the 0.4 of a millisecond before he devoured it:
Next up, strawberry tart.. (apparently.)