Friday, August 21, 2009

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting
A big thank you to Perth Shoegirl (Vogue Forums) for this yummy recipe!

125g cream cheese
30g unsalted butter
1.5 cups sifted icing sugar
1 tspn hot water

Beat cream cheese and butter til smooth, add icing sugar and beat for 2 minutes; then you add the teaspoon of hot water.

My Version
I can never stick to a recipe, so I changed it and this is how I made it:

125g Philly cream cheese - I used full fat, but will try it again with Light and Extra Light
30g margarine - Meadow Lea light
2 cups unsifted icing sugar - I'm too lazy to sift

Beat cream cheese and butter til smooth, add icing sugar and beat for 2 minutes. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Add spoon, and eat entire contents of mixing bowl ;) (yes, it's that yummy!)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Lime & Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut and vanilla cupcakes, topped with a delicious lime buttercream and sprinkled with shredded coconut.

In one word: YUM

If you haven't tried lime buttercream, I suggest you do - you only need a tiny amount (which is why I didn't do big swirls of frosting) as it has a strong flavour. Very Summery :)

Baby Shower Cupcakes

Well my little man has finally 'finished baking'! Lachlan entered the world on the 20th June 2009, and he is 2 months old (yesterday). For his 1 month "birthday", my friends and I had Sunday lunch at The Mean Fiddler to celebrate and I made these cupcakes. Unfortunately, having a tired new-mummy brain I forgot to bring them to the lunch! I had one for dessert that night instead, and it was delicious :)

Vanilla cupcakes with blue vanilla buttercream

Topped with mini silver cachous - I love decorating with these!

I know I had a little boy, but I can't help but add some girly touches to my cupcakes ;)

Updating will be a little slow as I don't have as much time on my hands anymore, but I have a couple of birthdays coming up so I'll hopefully be baking some more yummy treats soon!

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