Earl Grey Tea Cake with Vanilla Buttercream and edible flowers
2 June 2022

Platinum Jubilee Recipes for the Perfect Celebration

In special celebration for the Queens Platinum Jubilee, we had the opportunity to collaborate with not one – but two incredible food and drink enthusiasts. Tony Andreetti, who owns @HomeBarCulture and Olivia Hill, who owns @BakesBy.Olivia

For the Jubilee collaboration, we sent Tony & Olivia our range of Union Jack inspired Edible Flowers to create something magical with. They did not disappoint! Tony created 4 different cocktails that include our edible flowers, a red cocktail, a white one, a blue one and a special one! The cakes that Olivia makes always look spectacular; so, we thought she would be the perfect person to collaborate with for the Queens platinum Jubilee. Olivia has given us a recipe for a delicious, sweet treat for you all to give a go. They are bound to go down a storm with friends and family.

Tony Andreetti is a cocktail enthusiast and a ‘home bar owner’ creating the most dazzling cocktails and even shares the recipes with his audience!

Cocktails are a super popular menu item right now. They have become the rage, and everybody wants them. Presentation is key and everybody is looking for something eye-catching for their Instagram feed. Luckily, if you’re a beginner, we’ve got your back. There is a lot of simple things you can do to elevate your cocktail and take it to the next level. Why not try using our dusting powders around the rim of your cocktail glass! It adds colour as well as something snazzy to the glass. Or even try using our edible flowers as decoration. Float atop of cocktails or place them elegantly around the glass. The possibilities are endless! So, if you want to improve your mixologist skills, we have the perfect recipes for you to try below.

Lizzy Swizzle Cocktail topped with Edible Flowers Lizzy Swizzle (Tony Andreetti)

The Red One

This is the Red one, a riff on the the Queen’s favourite cocktail, Gin and Dubonnet or Zaza. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not give it a go for yourself? The recipe below is very easy to follow and is sure to go down a treat!



  1. Fill a gin balloon with crushed ice and add the lemon slice
  2. Shake the Gin and Dubonnet in a shaker until frosty
  3. Strain into the glass, “Swizzle” with a bar spoon until the outside of the glass frosts up
  4. Add more crushed ice
  5. Decorate with white and blue Edible Flowers
Queens Jubilee Cocktail topped with Edible Flowers Queen’s Jubilee (Tony Andreetti)

The White One

This drink’s real name is “King’s Jubilee” and was created in 1935 to celibate the Silver Jubilee of King George V, Grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II, by Harry Craddock, head Bartender of the American Bar in the Savoy Hotel London.



  1. Shake the ingredients in a shaker until frosty
  2. Strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass
  3. Add your favourite edible flower atop of the cocktail to finish

Recipe Credit: Diffords Guide

Royal Blue Cocktail topped with Edible Flowers Royal Blue (Tony Andreetti)

The Blue One



  1. Shake the ingredients in a shaker until frosty
  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass

Recipe credit: Bombay Sapphire UK


The Royal Cocktail topped with Edible Flowers The Royal (Tony Andreetti)

The Champagne Cocktail

A Champagne cocktail fit for a queen and to celebrate 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II reign on the throne!



  1. Pour the vodka into a chilled champagne flute
  2. Top with rosé champagne and edible flowers

Bakes by Olivia is a super talented baker who specialises in eye-catching, traditional bakes and cakes.

Our edible flowers have been a massive hit when it comes to decorating things like wedding cakes, brownies or even lollipops. They add vibrant colour to your baking creations that is very much needed in order to stand out. Lots of bakers have used our dried edible flowers as a decoration. You can use the whole flower or even just some of the petals. The petals are said to imitate the look of confetti, so could be used for birthday cakes, baby showers or wedding cakes. They are very versatile so can be used on anything. The fresh edible flowers give more of a three dimensional look, whereas the pressed edible flowers are much flatter to the baking creation. Both work really well and enhance the way your bakes look. Edible flowers like pansies and violas have a very subtle wintergreen taste, so the flavour of your baking wont be effected from the flower.

Earl Grey Cake topped with edible flowers Bakes by Olivia X Earl Grey Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

Earl Grey Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

In celebration of the Queen’s jubilee we partnered with Olivia Hill who created a yummy earl grey cake with vanilla buttercream, decorated with our gorgeous Jubilee themed Edible Flowers.


  • 250ml Milk
  • 1tbs Loose Earl Grey Tea
  • 185g Unsalted Butter
  • 300g Caster Sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2tsp Baking Powder
  • 275g Plain Flour
  • 1.5tsp Vanilla Extract



  1. Preheat your oven to 170 degree fan
  2. Start by making your earl grey infused milk by mixing your milk and 1tbs of loose earl grey tea, heating on a medium heat until starting to boil
  3. Once the milk is starting to boil take off the heat and pass through is a sieve to get rid of the majority of the loose tea
  4. In your mixer or with a hand whisk mix your butter and milk together until light and fluffy
  5. Add in your eggs one at a time ensuring it is fully incorporated after each one
  6. Add in 1/3 of your dry ingredients and combine
  7. Alternate between adding your dry ingredients and milk to the mixture until it has all been added
  8. Spread evenly between 3-6 inch tins and bake for 30-35 minutes
  9. When the cakes are cooked, leave them to cool completely
  10. Make your buttercream by beating your butter on a medium speed 5-10 minutes until almost white
  11. Sieve your icing sugar into the butter in 2 parts and beat for 2 minutes until smooth
  12. Add in a dash of milk to loosen up your buttercream

If you’re looking to add something a little bit more different to this cake, then why not add one of our dusting powders to your buttercream? We have a variety of different flavours that would pair well with buttercream, like rose dust for example. It would also add a natural colouring and flavour all at once, it a win-win situation!