Cookie stack layer cake with cream and fruit
The legend behind this cake is that a young girl was madly in love with a Persian prince. Desperately trying to win his love she made him the most delectable cake filled pistachios which were declared exclusive food for the royal household by the Queen of Sheba and the exotic flavours of rose and cardamom. Such was her love that it transferred to this cake and filled it with magical love powers.
The heady aromas of spice, rose and citrus won the Prince's heart and he became smitten with the young girl. (We can only assume it was a 'happy ever after' ending!)
100ml warm al..
1 3/4 cups plain flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tspn baking soda
1 tspn baking powder
1 tspn salt
1 cup strong black coffee, cooled
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tspn vanilla extract
Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt in bowl of a stand mixer. Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil and vanilla.
Beat at medium speed for two minutes. Batter will be thin. Pour approximately 1 tablespoon batter in the bottom of each patty pan. Place a piece of snickers bar on top of batter (I c..
Rudolph Cake Pop Tutorial
Baked cake of your choice. Packet mix is perfectly acceptable. I've used homemade mud cake as it doesn't require any icing to bind it together.
Chocolate melts or chopped chocolate (milk or dark)
Copha if required
Red smarties or m&ms
Icing eyes or round lollies
Deep microwavable bowl
Brown pipe cleaners
Crumble your cold baked cake into fine crumbs.
Squeeze your cake crumbs to form balls approximately 3-3.5cms in diameter...
Makes approximately 16
250g softened butter
200g caster sugar
240g SR flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp red food colouring (less if using a paste colour)
Preheat oven to 180 C. Place patty pans in muffin tin.
Put butter, sugar, eggs, flour, cocoa, baking powder and vanilla extract in the bowl of an electric mixer and mix until fully combined.
With the mixer running add the milk and red colouring and combine until smooth.
Divide the cake mixture between the patty pa..
Minnie Mouse Cupcakes
Batch of chocolate cupcakes
White buttercream icing
Pre coloured red chocolate or white chocolate melts
Red powder chocolate colouring
Mini oreo biscuits
Red sprinkles, optional
Bow chocolate mould
Red cupcake wrappers
Piping bag and nozzle
Place some melted white chocolate in a piping bag or snaplock bag with a tiny hole pierced in one corner. Pipe white dots in the cavities of the bow chocolate mould. Let set.
Fill the mould with red chocolate and let set aga..
Cupcakes of choice
Red oil based chocolate colouring
Piping bag/small round tip or lunch bag
Melt white chocolate and colour it red or another suitable lipstick colour. Fill the lipstick section of each cavity in the mould and place a lollipop stick so it sits at an angle sticking out of the 'point' of the lipstick.
Step 2: Melt the dark chocolate and fill the remainder of the lipstick cavities. It helps to run some of the dark chocolate over the red choclate to hel..
I have chosen to use leopard print baking moulds as in the photo at left and Related Products at bottom to continue the leopard theme but you can bake in regular loaf tins.
Vanilla cake batter from scratch or 2 box mixes (It needs to be a thick batter)
Black and brown food colouring
Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients:
250 gms cream cheese
60 gms softened butter
2- 2½ cups icing sugar
Loaf tins or cardboard baking moulds
3 Mixing bowls
Make a double quantity of a ‘from scratch’ cake mix or 2 boxed vanilla cake mixes. Divide the b..
Ingredients for lamingtons:
85gms SR flour
70gms plain flour
115gms soft butter
1 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Sift flours into a bowl. In electric mixer cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time. Add the flours alternating with the milk and vanilla. Don't over mix.
Fill 12 patty pans 2/3 full. You can add a teaspoon jam if desired. Bake in a moderate oven for approximately 20 minutes.
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 cup Cadbury drinking chocolate
There are different theories to explain the origins of this cake's unique name, and so far nobody agrees on which one is right. Here are several explanations.
This cake is so yummy that it makes you HUM with delight, or happiness when you anticipate having a slice
Hummingbirds drink nectar from flowers and this cake is just a sweet as a flower's nectar
When the cake is served, people hover around it the way hummingbirds hover around nectar bearing flowers
Bananas and pineapples come from the tropics, and the national bird of Jamaica is a hummingbird...could this be how it got its name?..
Easter Parade Cupcakes
Style your own cake parade with frilly dresses and Easter bonnets in a rainbow of colours.
Degree of difficulty - medium
Batch of your favourite cupcakes
Butter cream icing
Oil based liquid or powder chocolate colouring
Chocolate moulds - I've used 'lacy corset' W063 for this tutorial. The hats used in the photo are ' Easter bonnet 'D094 however there are also other bodice and hat moulds available.
Wilton tip 406 - you could use a smaller tip
Make your bodices ..
¾ cup strong coffee
3tsp coffee powder
¾ cup dark cocoa powder
¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups brown sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
2 ½ cups plain flour
1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp sour cream, room temperature
Note: Buttermilk can be home made with 1 tablespoon of vinegar in 1 cup of milk and let sit for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 180°C. Line cupcake pans with 24 cupcake ..