Hop Hop YUM!

Hop to it with these super cute Easter cupcakes from Garnish & Glaze! Fluffy, moist and oh so vanillary these gorgeous little white chocolate cupcakes are just the ticket to get in the Easter mood. Head over to Garnish & Glaze for the recipe.

15 Mar 2018
recipe
easter

Meringue Igloos

Whomever owns this delicious abode better watch out as you are about to be eaten out of house and home. Quite literally. There will be no huffing, no puffing and no blowing your house down. No, we will simply crack through your ceiling with a shiny silver spoon and eat every last structural beam and roof tile on our way to devouring the sweet chocolate mouse we know you are hiding inside...

This amazing Igloo Meringue recipe comes to us from the one and only Carnets Parisiens. It is quick, simple and fun to make and is a winner for the Christmas table. Grab the recipe here.

29 Nov 2015
snow
recipe

Galaxy Lollipops

If you are going to experience a sugar high, you may as well do it right and blast yourself into another galaxy. It might be hard to believe but these stunning sugary treats taste as good as they look and are sure to send you on a voyage through a sweet, sweet universe called Awesome...

These ahhhhhhmazing 10-piece lollipop sets are completely edible and include photographic reproductions of various galaxies. Each galaxy has its own flavour, including coconut, cinnamon, peppermint, blueberry, grapefruit, pomegranate, grape, pear, peach, and watermelon.

We’ve heard of having the whole world in your hands, but nothing comes close to having an entire delicious-tasting galaxy in your mouth. These special treats are made by Vintage Collections who specialise in custom lollipops and other sugary confections. Head over to their website to explore some more.

25 Sep 2015
taste
lollipops
galaxy

Edible Flower Pots

Combine your green thumb with your sweet tooth and get ready to take over the world! These adorable Edible Flower Pots from Cakegirls are so cute we can barely stand to look at them. Better get rid of them quick smart….nom nom nom...

Find the recipe here.

16 Sep 2015
recipe
woodland

Anchors Aweigh

Save up all your treasure me’arties because we are going to need more milk. These delicious Boat Biscuits from Caramel Cookie are calling for a
dunking in the white sea. Anchors aweigh we say! Find out how to make your own sweet fleet here.

18 Aug 2015
recipe
ocean
seaside

Lego Piñata Cake @vickiee_yo

Lego was a large part of my childhood, as it certainly opened up my imagination, and has irrefutably played a role in my creativity today. Baking, and the assembling process of cakes, is similar to the likes of Lego blocks. As long as you keep an open mind, the possibilities are endless!

This white velvet cake is moist, not too sweet, and most importantly fun and full of surprises! So what are you waiting for? Get baking and construct a masterpiece! Vickie Yo. x

Lego Piñata Cake
(Makes a 4 layer 18cm cake)

Ingredients:
Cake:
- 1 ¼ cup caster sugar
- 4 cups self raising flour
- 4 eggs at room temperature
- 2 cups vegetable oil
- 2 ½ cups buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons white vinegar
- Red, blue, green & yellow food colouring

Decorations
- Assorted candy/chocolate in colours of cake layers (I used various types of M&M’s + coloured chocolate chips)
- Cream cheese frosting (4 – 5 cups)
- White chocolate melts + silicone Lego block mould
- White chocolate ganache (white chocolate + cream)
- Gel food colouring (same as cake colours)

Directions
Cake
1. Pre-heat oven to 165oC, and line four 18cm round tins with grease proof baking paper.
2. Mix sugar and vegetable oil in a large bowl, then stir in eggs, buttermilk and vinegar. Gradually mix in sifted flour with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth and combined.
3. Divide batter evenly into 4 bowls, and dye each a different colour of choice.
4. Transfer batter into cake tins, and bake for approximately 35 - 45 minutes, or when a toothpick comes out clean.
5. Allow cakes to cool in pans for a while, before carefully releasing from tins and transferring onto cooling racks.

Assembling/Decorations
*Note: This cake is quite moist, so ensure to refrigerate to firm up before assembling and levelling off!
1. Level off the cakes (keep the scraps), and place icing in a large piping bag. This is optional, but I find it easier to decorate – especially with the candy filled centre.
2. Using a circle cookie cutter (about 6.5cm in diameter), cut out circles in the centre of two of the cake layers.

3. Smear some icing in the middle of a cake board to act as ‘glue’ to secure the first cake layer down. Pipe icing on the outer edge of the cake, leaving a circle (the size of your cookie cutter) in the centre un-iced. Place one layer with a cut out centre on top, and ice cake as before. Repeat this step with the next layer.

4. Pack as much candy as you can into the hole, then ice and seal with the last cake layer. Crumb coat your cake and refrigerate until icing firms up.

5. Ice the rest of the cake. Transfer the leftover icing into a piping bag with a floral icing tip. Place back into the fridge to firm up.
6. In the meantime, make white chocolate ganache to a dripping consistency. I usually use a 2 to 1 chocolate to cream ratio. Divide into 4 bowls, and dye into same colours as the cake. Allow the ganache to slightly cool before decorating the cake, so it doesn’t melt the icing!

7. A small portion at a time, carefully spoon the ganache close to the edge of the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides. Continue to do this around the whole border of the cake, alternating colours each time.

8. Pipe two circles of icing where the ganache ends on top of the cake, and place M&M’s in alternating colours around the inner edge of the icing. Fill the centre with cake crumbs.
9. Melt some white chocolate and dye into chosen colours. Pour into Lego block mould and place in refrigerator until set. Release chocolate from mould, and adorn in centre of the cake.
10. ENJOY!

You can follow Vickie and more of her delicious creations over on her instagram.

05 Jul 2015
recipe
cake
rainbows
vickiee yo

Chocolate Mud Pies

We've all experienced the sandy, gritty and tasteless disappointment of biting into a mud-pie at some stage of our lives... such a cruel realisation that things don’t always taste as good as they look. But now we must retrain our brains for these chocolate moose, gummy-worm infused Mud Pies from Raspberri Cupcakes... These lovely little treats will leave you wanting to eat dirt all day. Yummy! Grab the recipe for yourself here.

30 May 2015
recipe
chocolate
wilderness
garden

Foraging for Chocolate

If Willy Wonka was a bush ranger and Charlie Bucket was a boy scout, these are the sorts of edible delights you could expect them to unearth... Chocolate filled mushrooms, candy nuts, marzipan fruit and vanilla bean twigs, no-one does does edible nature quite like Andie's Specialty Sweets...

You could be forgiven for thinking these marzipan fruit have been plucked straight from your fruit bowl. Indeed, what better way to disguise a little mid-afternoon treat at your desk than as a humble apple...

The amazing array of intricately detailed and hyper realistic treats on offer just show the dedication and patience of the great minds behind this fun brand.

We highly recommend perusing their full selection of mouth watering delicacies over on their website.

18 May 2015
sweets
wilderness

Black Seasame Cupcakes

Nothing beats the sun breaking through the clouds on a grey and gloomy day. Well actually, these black sesame cupcakes from Sprinkle Bakes come pretty close. Upon being cracked open, a gorgeous lemon curd magma flow cascades freely over a dark and decadent outer shell. Proving every cloud really does have a silver lining. Get the recipe from the legends over at Sprinkle Bakes website.

13 May 2015
clouds
recipe
cupcakes

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