A French Fancy is a British variety of iced sponge cake, resembling petits fours. It is two square layers of cake with a flavoured filling topped with a dollop of buttercream all wrapped in a layer of fondant. They are very sweet, often being comprised of up to 50% sugar and most often come in strawberry, lemon, and chocolate. It was served at the Luchino Caffe, an all-night Italian café on Tottenham Court Road in London, where it cost £1.70.
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Mr. Kipling, the main British manufacturer of French Fancies, usually makes them in the abvoe-mentioned flavours, with the colours thus being pink, yellow and dark brown; but for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in summer 2012, they produced "limited edition" packs in red, white and blue. It is not known what flavours these were.