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
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!!