All posts tagged: frosting

Neapolitan Cakes

I was on pinterest I think, and I saw someΒ little neapolitan cupcakes. I loved the colours and it reminded me of my childhood. We always had neapolitan ice cream because my mum loved vanilla and my dad loved strawberry. I immediately thought I should make something neapolitan, but not cupcakes, I wanted something a little bit different. After finishing my never-fail brownies (the recipe is coming soon!) I didn’t really know what to do with them. At the same time, I also had a craving for some nice vanilla cake, so I had baked a nice big one and then I had an idea. Why not make theses into neapolitan cakes? I searched the house for some small circle cutters and found none, so I used shot glasses. Folks, I do not recommend this! When I pushed down on the brownies they got stuck inside, so I had to use a skewer to gently pry them out of the glass. It was not fun. When I got to the vanilla cake I cut around the …

Rainbow cupcakes

These are seriously the greatest thing ever. I am so in love with rainbow cupcakes, just look at them! Aren’t they just the prettiest things you’ve ever seen? They make an ordinary vanilla cupcake pretty spectacular and are super easy to make. You just need to put some food dye and voila! Rainbow awesomeness. I paired these with a simple yet tasty vanilla buttercream slightly tinted pink. Rainbow cupcakes – 115g butter, unsalted – 2 eggs, lightly beaten – 200g self raising flour – 140g caster (superfine) sugar – 1 tsp vanilla essence – food dye Buttercream frosting – 1 1/2 cups butter, unsalted – 6 cups icing (powdered sugar) – 4 tbs milk – 1tsp vanilla essence – food dye Method Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line a muffin tray with cases and set aside. In a large bowl beat the sugar and butter until creamy and lighter in colour. Add the vanilla and combine. Pour the lightly beaten eggs and mix thoroughly. Sift the flour and fold gently until combined. Separate the batter evenly …

Pink ombre cake

This is only the second cake I have ever frosted, so I think this recipe will be super helpful for beginners! This cake looks very pretty and you can pick any colour for it. I chose pink because the person I was making it for loved pink, but I can imagine it would look amazing in shades of blue or orange. The limit is your imagination! First of all, make sure you have a reliable vanilla cake recipe as your base and choose your colour! You’ll want to make three cake layers and colour each a different shade of the main colour, light to dark. I used some food colouring drops to control the colour. When I baked the layers I used two lots of cake mix. One I split into two batches and coloured one batch the lightest pink and the other the darkest shade of pink. For the second cake mix I used it as the main section and coloured it a medium shade. Bake each of the cake batches according to the …

Banana (or carrot) cake

This was the first cake I mastered in high school. It’s the perfect beginners cake because it is so super easy and even if you make a mistake it’s ok, it’s very forgiving. One time I forgot the bananas and it turned into a yummy spice cake. Now that is foolproof when you can forgot the major ingredient and not destroy it! My mum was given this recipe from a friend, well actually it was for carrot cake, but if you omit the carrots and walnuts and add bananas, it makes a moist and delicious cake. How great is it to have a recipe that can make a banana or carrot cake? It’s so simple to make that it honestly only takes a few minutes. I got a friend to time me and it took 8 minutes! Not too shabby. I urge you to keep this recipe handy, you never know when you’ll need to whip up a cake in a few minutes. I know it has been a lifesaver in tight situations. Also, this …