‘One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art’.
So said Oscar Wilde, not only a celebrated Victorian author who happily clogs my bookshelves, but also a very important figure in the Aesthetic Movement in Britain, one which was dedicated to the artistic pursuit of beauty.
I can’t claim to have invented Lemon Drizzle Cake. It’s a reassuringly old recipe that hasn’t needed updating because it is so very good. You will find versions with cream cheese frosting, elaborately decorated, painstakingly piped… but I always feel the established and time-trusted cake is best: a light zesty sponge with soft lemon buttercream icing in the middle and water-icing drizzled over the top. It will be a real hit on Mother’s Day!