Posts Tagged ‘icing’

December 29th, 2009

Christmas Cake (the icing) Category: Other Foodiness

This year I’ve been quite busy and have not had as much time in the kitchen as I had hoped for in my 12 months of maternity leave!

I did not get a chance to make the usual Christmas cake so my Mum made the cake and I offered to ice it. This is my third Christmas cake and I reverted back to a traditional Holly decoration… simple but I quite like it.

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May 4th, 2008

Lamington Cupcakes Category: General, Recipes

Last weekend I made some Lamington cupcakes as a ‘Get Well Soon’ gesture for my brother who had just had an operation.

I had intended on following Bill Granger’s recipe for Lamingtons themselves but the sponge mix didn’t set and with 6 eggs in it I wasn’t overly surprised. So after a quick re-think I whizzed up a batch of Nigella’s trusty cupcakes and then topped each with lamington icing.

Carry on reading & leave a comment…

December 18th, 2007

My First Christmas Cake – Part II (The Decorating) Category: Other Foodiness

Following this post a few weeks ago I have today finished decorating my first ever Christmas cake.

Decorating officially started yesterday when I marzipaned it:
And today I iced and decorated. I stupidly started before having any dinner as I under-estimated how long it would take.

I am quite proud of my first Christmas cake & my first ever iced cake with proper icing decorations but please do let me know what you think!!

I am just keeping my fingers crossed that it survives until Christmas day in the same condition and that it tastes ok! I’ll report back next week!

November 8th, 2007

Frosting Category: Other Foodiness

Little cupcakes with buttercream frosting. Better after 20 minutes in the fridge to firm the frosting up.

But I’m sure that there is a better frosting out there somewhere… please let me know if you have any icing suggestions to help me out here!