The unavailability of our local patisserie during the lockdown inspired me to make a cake, for the first time, for my son's birthday last month. It was sufficiently successful that I have repeated it. This is the classic Victoria Sandwich, made possible in the c.19th by Mr Bird's invention of commercial baking powder as a raising agent and much loved by Queen Victoria, apparently. Picture below: Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! I have to say I am quite pleased with this. But then, a chemist ought to be able to follow a cookery recipe. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!