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

ingredients:

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

method:

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!!

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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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