Jubilee crafts and bakes with Denby

Jubilee crafts and bakes with Denby

Have fun with the family making Jubilee Crowns to wear at your Street Party or family gathering.

You will need A selection of paper, ruler, scissors, glue or double sided tape.

Step 1 If you are using A4 paper, the easiest way to make squares is to fold the top corner along the diagonal to make a square. (The extra paper can be set aside to make paper chains.)

Step 2 Open up the large square, then fold diagonally to make 2 halves. Cut along the fold.

Step 3 Each half can now be used to make 2 equal sized folded triangles.

Step 4 For each crown you will need to make approx 10 folded triangles.

Step 5 To assemble your Jubilee crown, start by opening up one folded triangle and slotting the next one inside. Use double sided tape or glue to hold in position firmly.

Step 6 Continue alternating red, white and blue triangles, pressing down as your Jubilee crown grows.

Step 7 Dependent on whether the crown is to fit a little or grown-up head will determine how many triangles you need.

Step 8 To finish, gently curve the shape and slot the last triangle into the first and secure.

Have fun making Jubilee Paper chains to decorate your party

You will need: a selection of paper, a ruler, scissors, glue or double sided tape, a pot of English Breakfast tea and some biscuits.

Step 01: Cut your paper into strips, approx 18cm long x 3.5cm wide. we used a mix of patterned and plain papers, cut with wavy edge craft scissors.

Step 02; To start the chain take your first paper strip and wrap over to make a loop. securing the ends with either double sided tape or glue.

Step 03: Add a second link by threading another strip through the first loop and securing.

Step 04: Continue alternating colours and pattern until you have a longer paper chain.

Step 05: Display on your Jubilee table or use to decorate around your home.

Make your own showstopper with this delicious & colourful Jubilee Celebration Cake.

You will need

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • For the filling:-
  • 250ml double cream, whipped
  • A mix of summer fruits
  • Icing sugar to dust


  1. Heat the oven to 190°C / 375°F / Gas Mark 5.
  2. Grease 2 loose bottomed sandwich tins and line with baking paper.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, either by hand or using an electric mixer.
  4. Add the milk and the eggs, one at a time, mixing well.
  5. Gently fold in the flour and baking powder. Ensure everything is thoroughly combined.
  6. Divide the mixture between each cake tin and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, until risen and slightly springy to the touch.
  7. Let the cake cool completely before decorating on a Denby plate or platter. We used whipped double cream, summer fruits and a sprinkle of icing sugar.

Coronation Chicken

  • Leftover pre-cooked chicken, shredded
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons mango chutney
  • Mild curry powder, a sprinkle
  • A handful of chopped coriander
  • Wholemeal sliced bread


  1. Combine the mayonnaise, Greek yoghurt, curry powder and mango chutney together in a small Denby bowl.
  2. 2.Add the shredded chicken, chopped coriander and stir to combine.
  3. Butter slices of wholemeal bread and add the sandwich contents in between.

Cucumber and cream cheese


  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced thinly
  • Lemon juice, a squeeze
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • White sliced bread


  1. Spread cream cheese onto a slice of white bread.
  2. Thinly slice the cucumber and arrange on top of the cream cheese of each slice. Add a squeeze of lemon and sprinkle of black pepper to season.
  3. Spread cream cheese on another slice of bread and top your sandwich. Serve straightaway on a Denby plate or platter.