Feeling a little peckish? This hypnotic video showing a miniature Victoria Sponge being made is bound to capture the minds of bakers – thanks to the skills of a Great British Bake-Off winner.
Measuring just a few centimetres tall, the small bake was created by the 2019 winner of the show, David Atherton.
As part of the Guide Dogs fundraising appeal, David mixes together tiny amounts of ingredients, including three-quarters of a teaspoon of egg, three quarters of a teaspoon of butter, one-and-a-half teaspoons of sugar.
It shows the miniature sponge being whisked before it’s popped inside a normal cooking oven – meaning you can bake at home alongside your everyday cooking.
After just eight minutes, the tiny cake is taken out the oven and topped with a dollop of jam, cream and strawberries before being squished together with another layer of Victoria Sponge.
A form of therapy
David, who has teamed up with Guide Dogs as part of its annual fundraising campaign, said: “I’ve had a link to Guide Dogs as long as I can remember. My auntie was a guide dog breeder and I loved playing with the tiny puppies before they went to Guide Dog school.
“Growing up my friend’s dad was a guide dog trainer and I’d help whenever I could, and then more recently a colleague at work had a guide dog called Henley who I adored.
“I’ve seen first hand the amazing work of Guide Dogs, and at all stages of the process.”
He added: “Bake sales have become a really core thing in charities and it’s great, because you’re giving to charity and you’re also doing something for yourself and your friends, because baking is great.
“I like baking as it’s so meditative. When it goes wrong, it’s not so fun, but in general the kitchen is a fun place to be.”

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