belated cake (and flavoured butter icing)

28 Aug

Last week was my love’s birthday and I didn’t make her a cake! The shame!!

To be fair we were pretty busy meeting people and getting drunk, but I do feel bad about it, so today I decided to make her some fairy cakes, decorated with flavoured butter icing.

For the cakes, I just used a basic recipe: 125 g butter, flour and sugar, 2 eggs, vanilla and a dash of milk. I made 6 in giant muffin-sized papers!!

For the icing I made strawberry, white chocolate and just plain butter icing.

Flavoured Butter Icing


2 cubes white chocolate
2 strawberries
88 g icing sugar
36 g butter
a dash of milk
a few drop of vanilla essence


First make up the basic butter icing: soften the butter, sieve in the icing sugar, add the vanilla essence, mix until soft. Now divide evenly into 3 bowls.

Strawberry: squash the strawberries and add to the icing, mix well.

White chocolate: melt the chocolate in a bowl and then add the icing to the chocolate. Mix well.

Plain butter icing: mix in a dash of milk.

Now pipe the icing on the cakes, decorate with strawberries and grated white chocolate.

Apologise and enjoy!!


One Response to “belated cake (and flavoured butter icing)”

  1. emmms 29 August 2010 at 8:19 am #

    Those look so good!! I love the strawberry ones… I might have to make up some now. Or at least the frosting!

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